MANILA, Philippines - While the NBA is celebrating the final Christmas Day game of Kobe Bryant by highlight his Yuletide achievements, the Philippine Basketball Association has quite a bit of holiday history of its own.
Did you know that Ginebra's Mark Caguioa has scored more points on Christmas Day than any other player in league history? Or that Joseph Yeo is the only player to score a triple-double on Christmas Day? Thanks to PBA statician Fidel Mangonon, we do now! The numbers guru tweeted a number of records from games that took place on December 25, and we've picked out a few that we thought would be most interesting.
In case you're wondering about PBA Christmas 2015, Globalport and Barako Bull are set for a quarterfinals matchup while Ginebra and Star clash in a Manila Clasico showdown in the later game (which will be live-blogged by Rappler here at 7 pm).