LA Tenorio set to break Alvin Patrimonio’s PBA record vs Magnolia

LA Tenorio Barangay Ginebra

LA Tenorio. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

More than a decade in the PBA, LA Tenorio is showing no signs of slowing down.

On Sunday, the 34-year-old guard appeared in his 596th straight game to match PBA legend Alvin Patrimonio’s league record of consecutive games played.

“Congrats @LA_Tenorio on his all-time record-tying 596th consecutive game played tonight in the @pbaconnect. Hasn’t missed a single game since entering the league as @TheSMBeermen’s No.4 overall pick in 2006. #IronMan,” Fidel Mangonon, the PBA’s chief statistician, posted on Twitter.

And it’s not like Tenorio is just showing up for the sake of keeping his streak going. He still remains as one of the best guards in the PBA and one of Barangay Ginebra’s key players.

On the same night Tenorio tied Patrimonio, he was also hailed as the Best Player of the Game after helping the Gin Kings take down top team Phoenix, 100-97, in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup.

Tenorio scored a game-high 23 points that went with eight rebounds, five assists and three steals in 38 minutes as Ginebra notched its fourth win in seven outings.

Interestingly, Tenorio gets to break the record against Magnolia, the only PBA franchise Patrimonio played for, on Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Patrimonio, a four-time MVP, now serves as team manager for the Hotshots.

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