Allan Caidic turned back the hands of time and made the timely hits to power San Miguel to a 96-83 win over Alaska, in the opening match of the PBA Legends, Return of the Rivals Sunday at the jampacked Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Caidic found his groove in the closing minutes of the match, pouring in 8 of the Beermen’s last 13 points to put the game beyond reach, 91-79 with only 2:04 left on the clock.
The 55-year old left from Paete, Laguna finished with a game-high 26 points spiked by 6 of 14 shooting from 3-point country.
Denok Miranda contributed 17 points while current Alaska assistant coach Danny Ildefonso had a double-double of 14 points and 14 rebounds. Dondon Hontivero added 11 markers.
The Beermen came home with P100,000 for winning the game while Caidic was P25,000 richer for bagging Best Player of the Game honors.