Alex Cabagnot makes PBA history in Beermen win over Hotshots
Alex Cabagnot had no clue he was one assist away from passing the great Philip Cezar on the PBA’s All-Time Assists list.
The San Miguel guard only knew about it after the Beermen had demolished the Magnolia Hotshots on Sunday night.
Still, it was another memorable night for Cabagnot, who moved into a tie with Cezar in eighth place with 3,130 assists.
And it wasn’t the only milestone Cabagnot reached.
The 36-year-old Cabagnot also cracked the top 10 in all-time steals early in the third quarter, passing NLEX guard Cyrus Baguio.
“I never imagined when I started that I’ll get to this,” said Cabagnot, who was the second overall pick by defunct Sta. Lucia in the 2005 PBA Draft.
“I’m just trying to make my mom and dad proud every game,” he added.
Cabagnot, a seven-time PBA champion, also became the first player in PBA history with at least 3,000 assists, 600 steals and 800 made threes as per the league’s chief statistician Fidel Mangonon.
He finished with 11 points, three rebounds, four assists and three steals to help San Miguel dump Magnolia, 113-92, for its first back-to-back wins in the 2019 Philippine Cup.