Know Your PBA History: The Night Tony ‘Hurricane’ Harris scored 105 points

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Tony Harris holds the record for most points in a single game in PBA history.
Tony Harris holds the record for most points in a single game in PBA history.

By Henry L. Liao

Tony Harris
Tony Harris

On October 10, 1992, former Philadelphia 76er and Boston Celtics Tony Dwayne Harris chalked up 105 points for Swift Mighty Meaty in a 151-147 victory over Ginebra San Miguel in an out-of-town game in Iloilo City to set the highest individual score in Philippine Basketball Association history.

The flamboyant 6-3 Harris with the moniker “The Hurricane” for his offensive wizardry produced 27 field goals, including six from three-point range, and went 45-for-53 from the free-throw line.

The free throws made and free throws attempted by Harris remain the all-time single-game records in PBA history until now.

By halftime, the then-25-year-old native of Monroe, Louisiana had already amassed 59 points.

Harris’ feat broke the old league mark of 103 points set by Ginebra San Miguel’s Michael Raymond Hackett against Great Taste on November 21, 1985.

Interestingly, Harris would score 98 points eight days later in Swift’s 179-161 shellacking of Presto on October 18, 1992 for the third-highest mark in PBA annals.

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