MARK Caguioa showed on Wednesday he thrives better in the triangle offense than the hybrid, faster-paced system Ginebra ran when Greg Slaughter was away with an injury.
Caguioa squeezed the most out of his limited playing time, scattering 16 points after making all but one of his nine shots in less than 14 minutes of action as Ginebra ripped Kia in the PBA Governors' Cup.
"Mark is so explosive when he's on a roll and he gets it going," Gin Kings coach Tim Cone said after the game.
"We went away from the triangle but we felt, from the very beginning, that the triangle would be ideal for Mark."
"Jervy (Cruz) is another guy we felt great for the triangle; Of course Greg," he added. "These guys are all playing well now within that system."
Caguioa highlighted his scoring burst in a play late in the third quarter when he was accidentally knocked down by a Kia opponent and immediately stood up, caught a dropoff pass, and knocked down a contested midrange jumper for the second of back-to-back baskets.
The former MVP's output enabled him to move just 227 points away from joining James Yap in the 10,000-point club.
Caguioa, though, declined to grant an interview after the game.