1982 PBA Invitational Championship

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1982 PBA Invitational Championship
Duration July 25 - August 10, 1982
TV partner/s Vintage Sports (BBC)
Champions San Miguel Beermen
  runners-up Crispa Redmanizers
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The 1982 PBA Invitational Championship was a short tournament featuring the visiting South Korean squad and the top four teams of the Reinforced Filipino Conference. [1] It started on July 25 and ended on August 10, 1982.


The following format will be observed for the duration of the tournament:

  • The top four teams at the end of the elimination round of the 1982 PBA Reinforced Filipino Conference and a guest foreign team (Korea national basketball team) will compete for this conference.
  • Single-round robin eliminations; 4 games per team; Teams are then seeded by basis on win-loss records.
  • The top two teams after the round-robin will advance to the best-of-three finals series. [2]

Elimination round[edit]

Team standings[edit]

Qualified for finals
Qualified for battle for third
# Team W L PCT GB
1 San Miguel Beermen 3 1 .750 --
2 Crispa Redmanizers 3 1 .750 --
3 Korea (Nicholas Stoodley) 2 2 .500 1
4 Toyota Super Corollas 2 2 .500 1
5 U-Tex Wranglers 0 4 .000 3


August 5
South Korea 115, Toyota Super Corollas 107
Pts: Lee Chung Hee 31
August 7
South Korea 142, Toyota Super Corollas 107
South Korea wins series, 2-0


August 5
San Miguel Beermen 102, Crispa Redmanizers 96
Pts: Norman Black 41

Crispa had came back from a 10-point deficit, 79-89, to lead 93-92, on a jumper by Atoy Co with 4:43 left in the game, but the Redmanizers did themselves in with passing errors, those turnovers set up back-to-back goals by Beerman Alex Tan, a side jumper by Marte Saldaña and Norman Black scored on another error by Ramon Cruz to give the Beermen a 100-93 lead, time down to 1:06 remaining. The Redmanizers absorbed their fifth loss to the Beermen and has yet to win over San Miguel in this season. [3]

August 7
San Miguel Beermen 104, Crispa Redmanizers 110
Pts: Norman Black 37 Pts: Glenn Hagan 26
August 10
San Miguel Beermen 103, Crispa Redmanizers 102
Pts: Norman Black 44
San Miguel wins series, 2-1

The Beermen were down by nine points with 7:57 to go in the final period when an 11-2 run tied the count at 94-all. Norman Black, rookie Marte Saldaña and Manny Paner combined to give the Beermen a 103-98 edge with time down to 1:13 left. The Redmanizers threatened for the last time, 102-103, with 28 seconds remaining on two free throws by Atoy Co and Abet Guidaben, after Norman Black missed on a quartercourt jumper, Glenn Hagan gained possession but the Crispa import ran into a triple team and lost the ball, Hagan inbounded to Philip Cezar with three seconds left, Cezar muffed a short jumper, giving the title to San Miguel Beermen, which bag their second championship in the PBA. [4]


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