MANILA, Philippines–The scoring duel of Terrafirma’s Jordan Williams and Blackwater’s Troy Williams resulted in not solely persevering with a rising development, but additionally a feat hardly ever seen within the Philippine Basketball Affiliation (PBA).
In an age when scoring at the very least 50 factors is like pulling off a Tony Harris, the Williamses together with fellow imports relationship again to the PBA Commissioner’s Cup have made the duty of reaching the half-century mark a standard prevalence.
HOW MANY IMPORTS HAVE SCORED AT LEAST 50 POINTS THIS SEASON?
Terrafirma’s 119-106 win over Blackwater on Thursday noticed the 2 imports turn into the fifth and sixth gamers to the touch the 50-point barrier. Jordan put up 57 factors whereas Troy fired 55 in his first recreation since changing Shawn Glover.
Myles Powell and Andrew Nicholson, who shared the import obligations in the course of the Bay Space Dragons’ visitor participation final convention, Terrafirma’s Lester Prosper and, not too long ago, TNT’s Jalen Hudson had been the opposite members of the membership.
Powell had 50 when Bay Area clobbered Rain or Shine, 120-87, on Nov. 11, matching the identical output Nicholson produced per week earlier in a 92-89 defeat by the hands of Meralco.
Prosper also came up with 50 which got here in an vital time final Nov. 18 when Terrafirma defeated NLEX, 124-114, that snapped a run of 25 consecutive defeats.
Hudson exploded for 56 the day previous to the Terrafirma-Blackwater contest, serving to TNT to a 128-122 win that handed Converge its first loss within the present match.
WHAT’S THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE WILLIAMSES’ SCORING OUTPUT?
The 2 are the primary gamers to attain 50 or extra in the identical recreation since April 5, 2016 when San Miguel Beer got here away with a 131-127 triple overtime win over NLEX.
NLEX’s Al Thornton erupted for 69 factors however San Miguel’s Tyler Wilkerson ended up on the successful aspect of the marathon affair after going for 58.
Thornton is the final participant to attain at the very least 60 in a recreation, a distinction beforehand belonging to Shell’s Askia Jones who did it again within the 2001 Governors’ Cup.
WHO WAS THE LAST IMPORT TO SCORE 50 IN HIS PBA DEBUT?
Troy Williams was the primary import to attain 50 in his first PBA recreation since July 31, 2016 when ex-Phoenix reinforcement Eugene Phelps did the trick within the Governors’ Cup.
Phelps recorded 52 points within the Gas Masters’ 120-107 romp of the GlobalPort Batang Pier.
WHO WAS THE LAST LOCAL TO SCORE 50?
Present Barangay Ginebra guard Stanley Pringle was the last local to score 50 which he pulled off again in 2018.
Pringle was nonetheless with GlobalPort when he put up 50 in a 133-115 rout of Terrafirma, then referred to as Columbian, on June 22 on the Large Dome. It was the primary since Asi Taulava’s 51 for Discuss N’ Textual content again in 2004.
WHO HOLDS THE ALL-TIME RECORD FOR MOST POINTS IN A GAME?
Everyone seems to be aware of Harris’ 105-point displaying for Swift in an Oct. 10, 1992 recreation in opposition to Ginebra in Iloilo Metropolis whereas the native mark is held by Allan Caidic, whose 79 in Nov. 21, 1991 additionally on the expense of Ginebra was spiked by 17 triples, additionally a league document.
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