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Oct 8, 2016
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The 2016 Governors' Cup PBA Finals didn't just bear witness to a matchup eight years in the making, but also a long-standing record finally equaled.

In Game 1 of the Meralco Bolts and Barangay Ginebra San Miguel's best-of-seven series, Jimmy Alapag has matched PBA legend Allan Caidic in most career three-point shots made all-time at 1,242.

The Mighty Mouse needed two threes to match The Triggerman's record and drain a couple he did, none more important than his second one with 30 seconds left in regulation to give his team the lead after trailing by as much as 16 points.

Alapag may have surpassed Caidic by an inch in games needed to tie the record (596 to Caidic's 598), but the latter was easily more efficient in terms of attempts.

Nonetheless, both of them are easily on top of the list of local basketball's greatest shooters of all time. Instead of sparking a debate on who's the better gunner, a mixtape of the two of them shooting the lights out sounds more appropriate.


Allan Caidic

For those few that are unaware, this man just owns the record for most points in a PBA game (79), highlighted by nine long bombs and a blistering 37-point quarter.

You know you're something when [former] NBA stars hold you in regard, the likes of All-Stars Gary Payton, Chris Webber, and even fellow legendary gunner Glen Rice.


Jimmy Alapag

What makes the diminutive guard's unlimited range more deadly is his clutch gene. During his prime, rarely do you see the ball out of Alapag's hands in the game's dying seconds.

His reputation as a notorious closer carried over to international competition, where he sowed fear among opposing teams with his pull-up three from almost midcourt.


Take our word for it: Alapag will surpass Caidic's total in Game 2.

 

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