Thursday, 28 April 2011

Talk N Text surpasses Crispa for all-time best winning percentage

Posted by chardyboy on Thursday, April 28, 2011 0 comments

source: Rey Joble
gmanews.tv

Twelve straight and still counting. That has been the winning streak of the Talk N Text Tropang Texters, who extended the winning streak to 12 after beating the Ginebra Gin Kings, 102-83, in Game 1 of their PBA Commissioner’s Cup best-of-seven series at the Araneta Coliseum.

And if plans don’t miscarry, the Tropang Texters may wind up having the best winning percentage in the 36-year history of the pro league.

As of Wednesday right after the team won the series opener over the Gin Kings, the Texters have improved their season win-loss record to 32-8 or an 80-percent winning percentage. That’s the best winning percentage so far by any team in the PBA.

But the record is temporary with at least three more games left in the Commissioner’s Cup Finals and still a conference left in the 2010-2011 season.

The impressive winning percentage that temporarily surpassed the all-time best winning percentage of the fabled Crispa Redmanizers was disclosed by PBA head statistician Fidel Mangonon to GMA News.

“Their (Texters) record is now 32-8, which means they have reached an 80-percent winning percentage," said Mangonon.

As per the PBA annual records, the all-time best winning percentage was established by the Redmanizers during the 1977 season when they won two of the three championships. They had a record of 49 wins and 15 losses in that year or an equivalent of 76.6 percent winning percentage.

Prior to that, the Redmanizers were able to break their previous high of 47 wins and 15 losses or an equivalent of 75.8-percent average, which they established in 1976, the same year when they recorded the first of only four Grand Slams in the PBA.

Toyota, bridesmaid to Crispa in all of the three conferences in 1976, had the fourth best all-time winning record with 46 wins and 15 losses or a 75.4-percent winning average.

Crispa, which recorded the longest winning streak in a conference with 19 straight wins in 1980 All-Filipino, had the fifth-best team record of 74.6-percent winning record (44-15).

The Redmanizers’ second Grand Slams team in 1983 came in next as they had a winning record of 46-16 or equivalent to 74.2-percent average.

Toyota, the first dynasty in the PBA after winning back-to-back titles in the inaugural year of the PBA in 1975, had a 42-15 record or 73.7-percent average in that year (seventh overall).

Other teams which established a 70-percent winning percentage included Great Taste, which won two championships in 1984 and established a winning record of 39-14 or 73.6-percent average; Toyota, which won two titles in 1978 (40-15 or 72.7-percent average); Toyota in 1979 (44-18 or 71-percent average); and the Grand Slam teams of Alaska in 1996 (51-21 or 70.8-percent average) and San Miguel in 1989 (50-21 or 70.4-percent). - GMA News

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