Balkman scored ABL’s most points in a single game
April 16, 2018 – Renaldo Balkman barreled into the paint and dropped 46 points against Christian Standhardinger and the Hong Kong Eastern in game one of their Asean Basketball League semifinal series at the Southern Stadium.
His 46 became the new single-game playoff high in the ABL’s growing history, eclipsing the previous best of 45 points set by Justin Howard during the 2015-2016 season.
Balkman and the fourth-seeded San Miguel Alab Pilipinas escaped with a 98-94 victory to lead the series 1-0 as we go to press and would have the opportunity to send the top seed and defending champions permanently packing this season yesterday in Laguna.
Almost PBA’s first quadruple double
April 16, 2018 – June Mar Fajardo came out big in the final game of the PBA Philippine Cup Finals with 42 points and 20 rebounds but it was Chris Ross who might have a rightful claim on who had stuffed the stat sheet the most this night.
Ross registered 13 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists and 8 steals in 52 minutes during San Miguel’s double overtime clinching victory over Magnolia.
Ross said he wishes he would have another shot at the first ever quadruple double in Philippine Basketball Association history but would exchange this two steals for the championship.
By: ARMANDO BOLISLIS