1996 PBA Governors' Cup

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1996 PBA Governors Cup
Duration September 29 - December 17, 1996
TV partner/s Vintage Sports (IBC)
Finals
Champions Alaska Milkmen
  runners-up Ginebra San Miguel
Awards
Best Player Marlou Aquino (Ginebra)
Best Import Sean Chambers (Alaska)
Finals MVP
Governors Cup
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The 1996 Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Governors Cup was the third and last conference of the 1996 PBA season. It started on September 29 and ended on December 17, 1996. The tournament is an Import-laden format, which requires an import or a pure-foreign player for each team.

Format[edit]

The following format will be observed for the duration of the conference:[1]

  • The teams were divided into 2 groups.
  • Teams in a group will play against each other once and against teams in the other group twice; 11 games per team; Teams are then seeded by basis on win-loss records. Ties are broken among point differentials of the tied teams. Standings will be determined in one league table; teams do not qualify by basis of groupings.
  • The top two teams will automatically qualify to the semifinals, while the next four teams will have a crossover quarterfinal round.
  • Quarterfinals:
    • QF1: #3 vs. #6, with #3 having the twice-to-beat advantage
    • QF2: #4 vs. #5, with #4 having the twice-to-beat advantage
  • Best-of-five semifinals:
    • SF1: QF1 vs. #4
    • SF2: QF2 vs. #3
  • Third-place playoff: losers of the semifinals
  • Best-of-seven finals: winners of the semifinals

Elimination round[edit]

Team standings[edit]

Qualified for semifinals
Qualified for quarterfinals
# Team W L PCT GB PO
1 Alaska Milkmen 8 3 .727 --
2 Ginebra San Miguel 7 4 .636 1
3 San Miguel Beermen 6 5 .545 2
4 Formula Shell Zoom Masters 6 5 .545 2
5 Sunkist Orange Bottlers 5 6 .455 3
6 Purefoods Corned Beef 5 6 .455 3 Symbol confirmed.svg
7 Sta. Lucia Realtors 5 6 .455 3 Symbol unrelated.svg
8 Mobiline Cellulars 2 9 .182 6

Note: Sunkist automatically advanced to the semifinals due to a higher winning quotient.

Seeding playoffs[edit]

November 17
Purefoods Corned Beef 81, Sta. Lucia Realtors 76

Playoffs bracket[edit]

  Quarterfinals
(#3 and #4 twice to beat)
    Semifinals
(Best-of-5 series)
    Finals
(Best-of-7 series)
                           
        1  Alaska 3  
  4  Shell 1     4  Shell 0    
  5  Sunkist 1         1  Alaska 4
      2  Ginebra 1
        2  Ginebra 3    
  3  San Miguel 1     3  San Miguel 1   Third-place playoff
  6  Purefoods 1   4  Shell 1
  3  San Miguel 0

Quarterfinal round[edit]

Shell vs. Sunkist[edit]

November 19
Formula Shell 100, Sunkist Orange Bottlers 107
November 24
Formula Shell 104, Sunkist Orange Bottlers 101

San Miguel vs. Purefoods[edit]

November 19
San Miguel Beermen 91, Purefoods Corned Beef 97 (OT)
November 24
San Miguel Beermen 89, Purefoods Corned Beef 86

Shell and San Miguel have a twice-to-beat advantage

Semifinal round[edit]

Alaska vs Shell[edit]

November 26
Alaska Milkmen 102, Formula Shell 83
November 29
Alaska Milkmen 106, Formula Shell 89
December 1
Alaska Milkmen 100, Formula Shell 91
Alaska wins series, 3-0

Ginebra vs San Miguel[edit]

November 26
Ginebra San Miguel 88, San Miguel Beermen 94
November 29
Ginebra San Miguel 115, San Miguel Beermen 111 (OT)
December 1
Ginebra San Miguel 94, San Miguel Beermen 93 (OT)
December 3
Ginebra San Miguel 122, San Miguel Beermen 106
Ginebra wins series, 3-1

Battle for third[edit]

December 8
Formula Shell 103, San Miguel Beermen 99
Shell wins third place trophy.

Finals[edit]

December 8
Alaska Milkmen 90, Ginebra San Miguel 79
December 10
Alaska Milkmen 110, Ginebra San Miguel 105
December 13
Alaska Milkmen 95, Ginebra San Miguel 82
December 15
Alaska Milkmen 96, Ginebra San Miguel 97
December 17
Alaska Milkmen 91, Ginebra San Miguel 83
Alaska wins series, 4-1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bidding for basketball immortality, Jimbo Gulle, September 27, 1996

External links[edit]