PBA History: Hackett, Caidic and Distrito scoring marks on November 21

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Michael Hackett
Michael Hackett

by Henry L. Liao

What a coincidence in PBA history.

It was 36 years ago on November 21, 1985 that Ginebra import Michael Hackett became the first player in league annals to reach the 100-point plateau, netting 103 points (45 FG, 13 FT) in a 197-168 win over Great Taste.

Six years later on November 21, Tivoli’s Allan Caidic set an all-time scoring record for a Filipino player (homegrown or otherwise) with 79 points (an all-time league record 17 triples, 12 FGA, 4 FT) in a 162-149 victory over Ginebra.

Allan Caidic
Allan Caidic

In the same game, Rudy Distrito tallied 54 points for the losing Gin Kings.

Rudy Distrito
Rudy Distrito

It was the highest combined scoring total by a pair of opposing Filipino players (homegrown or otherwise) in the same game in PBA history.

Henry Liao
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