1999 PBA All-Filipino Cup

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1999 PBA All-Filipino Cup
McDonalds-PBA All Filipino Cup logo.png
Duration February 7 - June 6, 1999
TV partner/s VTV (IBC)
Finals
Champions Formula Shell Zoom Masters
  runners-up Tanduay Rhum Masters
Awards
Best Player Eric Menk (Tanduay)
Finals MVP Gerald Esplana (Shell)
All-Filipino Cup
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2000 →

The 1999 PBA All-Filipino Cup or known as the 1999 McDonalds-PBA All-Filipino Cup for sponsorship reasons, was the First Conference of the 1999 PBA season. It started on February 7 and ended on June 6, 1999.

Format[edit]

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

  • Two-round eliminations; 16 games per team.
  • Quarterfinals: top 4 seeded teams will have twice-to-beat advantage
    • QF1: #1 vs. #8
    • QF2: #2 vs. #7
    • QF3: #3 vs. #6
    • QF4: #4 vs. #5
  • Best-of-five semifinals: winners of each pairings
    • QF1 vs QF4
    • QF2 vs.QF3
  • For third-place: one-game playoff
  • Finals: best-of-seven series

Elimination round[edit]

Team standings[edit]

Qualified for quarterfinals with
the twice-to-beat advantage
Qualified for quarterfinals with the
twice-to-win disadvantage
# Team W L PCT GB Playoff
1 Mobiline Phone Pals 11 5 .688 --
2 Alaska Milkmen 9 7 .563 2
3 Tanduay Rhum Masters 9 7 .563 2
4 Formula Shell Zoom Masters 9 7 .563 2
5 San Miguel Beermen 8 8 .500 3
6 Pop Cola 800s 7 9 .438 4
7 Purefoods TJ Hotdogs 7 9 .438 4
8 Barangay Ginebra Kings 6 10 .375 5 Symbol confirmed.svg
9 Sta. Lucia Realtors 6 10 .375 5 Symbol unrelated.svg

Playoff berth[edit]

May 5
Barangay Ginebra Kings 77, Sta. Lucia Realtors 74

Bracket[edit]

  Quarterfinals     Semifinals     Finals
    (#1 twice to beat)                        
  1  Mobiline 67 81  
  8  Brgy. Ginebra 77 82  
            8  Brgy. Ginebra 0    
    (Best-of-3)       4  Formula Shell 3  
  4  Formula Shell 79  
  5  San Miguel 73    
    4  Formula Shell 4
    (#2 twice-to-beat)     3  Tanduay 2
  2  Alaska 74 W  
  7  Purefoods 86 L  
            2  Alaska 1
    (Best-of-3)     3  Tanduay 3     Third-place playoff
  3  Tanduay 91     8  Brgy. Ginebra 95
  6  Pop Cola 77       2  Alaska 73

Quarterfinals[edit]

May 7
Alaska Milkmen 74, Purefoods TJ Hotdogs 86
May 7
Tanduay Rhum 91, Pop Cola 800s 77
May 9
Formula Shell 79, San Miguel Beermen 73
May 9
Mobiline Phone Pals 67, Barangay Ginebra Kings 77
May 12
Alaska Milkmen W, Purefoods TJ Hotdogs L
May 12
Mobiline Phone Pals 81, Barangay Ginebra Kings 82

With a 7–0 start, Mobiline had a losing run to finish the elimination round. Being the #1 seed, they faced the ragtag Barangay Ginebra Kings with a twice to beat advantage.

The Kings managed to keep in step with the Phone Pals throughout the game; with Mobiline leading by one point in the closing seconds, Bal David converted a jump-shot as time expired that caused jubilation at the mostly pro-Ginebra crowd. Asi Taulava broke down and slumped to the bench right after David's game-clinching jumper and booked a flight to the United States the day after the game.[1]

Best of five semifinals[edit]

Tanduay–Alaska series[edit]

May 14
Tanduay Rhum Masters 86, Alaska Milkmen 84
May 16
Tanduay Rhum Masters 98, Alaska Milkmen 77
May 19
Tanduay Rhum Masters 98, Alaska Milkmen 103
Bago Cultural Center, Bago, Negros Occidental
May 21
Tanduay Rhum Masters 111, Alaska Milkmen 93
Tanduay wins series, 3–1

Formula Shell–Barangay Ginebra series[edit]

May 14
Formula Shell 81, Barangay Ginebra Kings 67
May 16
Formula Shell 84, Barangay Ginebra Kings 63
May 19
Formula Shell 98, Barangay Ginebra Kings 85
Formula Shell wins series, 3–0
Bago Cultural Center, Bago, Negros Occidental

Barangay Ginebra would come up short in their playoffs run as the Zoom Masters swept them in their semifinals series, 3–0. Game 2 had a free-for all bench-clearing brawl that saw punches being thrown; Shell player Jay Mendoza instigated the fight when he elbowed Ginebra's Wilmer Ong. A total of P235,000 worth of fines were issued by PBA commissioner Jun Bernardino, the second-greatest amount since the 1990 Finals played ironically, by Shell and Ginebra where Ginebra walked out to hand Shell the championship trophy.[2]

Battle for third place[edit]

May 23
Alaska Milkmen 73, Barangay Ginebra Kings 95
Barangay Ginebra wins third place trophy

Finals[edit]

May 23
Tanduay Rhum Masters 91, Formula Shell 84
May 26
Tanduay Rhum Masters 76, Formula Shell 79
May 30
Tanduay Rhum Masters 81, Formula Shell 91
Ormoc Superdome, Ormoc City
June 2
Tanduay Rhum Masters 87, Formula Shell 65
June 4
Tanduay Rhum Masters 68, Formula Shell 75
June 6
Tanduay Rhum Masters 76, Formula Shell 85
Formula Shell wins series, 4–2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reyes, Marc Anthony (1999-05-14). "Semis begin today; dejected Asi to US". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2009-02-28. 
  2. ^ Reyes, Marc Anthony (1999-05-18). "Shell cager slapped record P40,000 fine". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2009-02-28.