Barangay Ginebra San Miguel veteran guard Mark Caguioa just reached another milestone as he entered the elite 10,000 points club.
Caguioa as well as his coach and teammates seems aware what was at stake in their game against the NLEX Road Warriors scheduled at the Big Dome.
Apart from winning another basketball game and improve their standings to take the solo leadership in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup standings, the entire Gin Kings squad came ready to help “MC47” reached the 10K markers.
Caguioa needed only 16 points prior to their game and coach Tim Cone inserted him in his first five lineup probably to make him in groove.
The first 14 points looks like an ordinary day for the 17-year veteran but the last two points was so unfriendly for Mark.
With the game already out of reach as Ginebra lead ballooned to 24 points in the fourth quarter, coach Tim Cone inserted Caguioa back to the game.
Regardless if launch a jump-shot or drive for a layup the ball always miss and on his fifth try after coming-off the bench, Caguioa nailed it at 1:13 mark in the last quarter via a jump shot from a Scottie Thompson pass.
Mark Caguioa number 10,000 Points
🎥 10,000 points for THE SPARK.
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Mark Caguioa is now part of the 10K points club whose member are Ramon Fernandez, Abet Guidaben, Alvin Patrimonio, Atoy Co, Nelson Asaytono, Philip Cezar, Jojo Lastimosa, Bogs Adornado, Robert Jaworski, Allan Caidic, Jerry Codinera, Benjie Paras, Francis Arnaiz, James Yap and import Norman Black.
Only him and his rival James Yap are among the active players who reached the milestone.
Mark Caguioa joined PBA back in 2001 as he was selected as third pick by Barangay Ginebra Kings. He helped the franchise win seven championships and was named as the 2012 PBA Most Valuable Player.