Sunday, April 15, 1973
The first-ever game between the PBA’s biggest rivals came during the 1973 Panamin basketball tournament, a series held to raise funds for cultural minorities. Crispa won the first match, 103-89, over Komatsu, the brand Delta Motors Corporation carried for the first major competition it participated. Yco emerged as champion of the six-team tourney.
Mariwasa, YCO, Crispa win 3rd
Published Monday April 16, 1973
Defending champion Mariwasa-Akai eliminated Concepcion Industries, 91-78, to clear the way for a three-way tie for the lead in the one-round six-team Panamin basketball tournament at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
Yco turned the tables on San Miguel Corporation, 91-86, and Crispa-Floro whacked winless Komatsu Industries, 103-89, to share the lead with Mariwasa each with a 3-1 win-loss slate.