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LA Tenorio's 'Iron Man' streak ends as he misses Ginebra game vs. Meralco

LA Tenorio missed what would have been his 745th PBA game. Dennis Acosta (file photo)
By Ivan Saldajeno

QUEZON CITY—The longest streak of games played in the PBA came to an end.

LA Tenorio was not on the Ginebra bench when the team faced Meralco in a crucial PBA Governors' Cup game on Wednesday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum here.

Tenorio aggravated his sports hernia injury, and it was apparently advised that he needs to stay at home for further recovery.

Tenorio played a total of 744 games so far in his PBA career, never missing one game since he was drafted in 2006 prior to Wednesday night.

The last time the 38-year-old point guard sat out a game was when he missed much of the 2002 UAAP season with Ateneo due to a fractured hand.

However, he returned in time for the Blue Eagles' last dash to eventually win the UAAP title then and never missed a game since then.

With Tenorio finally missing a PBA game, the active "Iron Man" streak is now that of Magnolia's Mark Barroca.

Barroca has played 538 games in his PBA career since 2011 and has not missed a single outing as well.

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