Alapag breaks Caidic's three-point record


Posted at Oct 09 2016 07:35 PM | Updated as of Mar 03 2020 01:21 PM

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Jimmy Alapag file photo. Richard Esguerra, ABS-CBN Sports

MANILA, Philippines – Meralco's Jimmy Alapag is now the PBA's three-point king after the "Mighty Mouse" hit the 1243rd triple of his storied career at the 4:29 mark of the second quarter of Game 2 of the PBA Governors' Cup Finals against Ginebra on Sunday at the Araneta Coliseum.

His three-pointer, which came off an assist from import Allen Durham, gave the Bolts a 39-34 lead over the Gin Kings.

Alapag broke the record long held by Allan Caidic, who hit 1,242 three-pointers in his 13-year PBA career.

Alapag entered the game tied with Caidic at 1,242 three-pointers. He tied "The Triggerman" in the best way possible – hitting a three-pointer in the dying seconds of regulation in Game 1 of the Finals. Meralco went on to take the opener of the best-of-seven series, 114-109.

Yet Alapag has consistently sought to downplay his achievement. After tying Caidic in Game 1, he stressed that "The Triggerman" remains the greatest shooter that the Philippines has ever produced.

"For me, he'll always be the greatest shooter," said Alapag, "But it's an absolute honor to be mentioned with him regarding the record."

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