2006 PBA Philippine Cup

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2005 PBA Philippine Cup
Duration April - July 21, 2006
TV partner/s ABC (Local)
The Filipino Channel (International)
Finals
Champions Purefoods Chunkee Giants
  runners-up Red Bull Barako
Awards
Best Player Danny Seigle (San Miguel)
Finals MVP Marc Pingris (Purefoods)
Philippine Cup
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The 2006 Gran Matador Brandy Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Philippine Cup is the all-Filipino conference of the PBA. The Purefoods Chunkee Giants defeated the Red Bull Barako at the best-of-seven Finals series of the tournament in six games.

The tournament has four rounds, the wildcard playoffs, quarterfinals, semi-finals and the Finals. All nine teams are included in the playoffs.

Tournament format[edit]

  • Double round classifications.
  • Wildcard playoffs
    • Sixth to Ninth place teams will play in a single round robin, with their win-loss records in the classification phase being carried over.
    • Team with the best record after three games will move to the quarterfinals.
    • If a team wins all three games in the round robin despite not having the best record of the four team, a knockout match will be held against the team with the best record for the final quarterfinals spot.
  • Quarterfinals
    • Fourth seed advance outright to the best-of-five quarterfinals, to meet fifth seed team (QF-A).
    • Third seed advance outright to the best-of-five quarterfinals, to meet winner of the Wildcard playoffs (QF-B).
  • Semi-Finals
    • Second seed advance outright to the best-of-seven semi-finals, to meet winner of the QF-B (SF-A).
    • First seed advance outright to the best-of-seven semi-finals, to meet winner of the QF-A (SF-B).
  • Finals
    • Winners of SF-A and SF-B face off for the best-of-seven Finals for the 2006 Philippine Cup Championship.
    • Losers of SF-A and SF-B face off for a one-game playoff for the Third Place trophy.
Qualified for semifinals
Qualified for quarterfinals
Qualified for wildcards
Eliminated

Classification round[edit]

Team standings[edit]

These are the final standings after ties and classification games were sorted out.

# Team W L PCT GB PD PO
1 Purefoods Chunkee Giants 12 4 .750 -
2 San Miguel Beermen 11 5 .689 1
3 Red Bull Barako 9 7 .563 3 +11
4 Alaska Aces 9 7 .563 3 -11
5 Coca-Cola Tigers 7 9 .438 5 +10 Symbol confirmed.svg
6 Air21 Express 7 9 .438 5 +16 Symbol unrelated.svg
7 Barangay Ginebra Kings 7 9 .438 5 -26
8 Talk N' Text Phone Pals 6 10 .375 6
9 Sta. Lucia Realtors 4 12 .250 8

Fifth seed playoff[edit]

Air21 Express vs. Coca-Cola Tigers

  • At Araneta: Coca-Cola 87, Air21 73
    • Coca-Cola captures third outright quarterfinals berth, Air21 is relegated to the wildcard playoffs, a round-robin format.

Bracket[edit]

Wildcard phase Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                       
    3  Red Bull 3  
      7  Brgy. Ginebra 2  
  Total WC     3  Red Bull 4  
6  Air21 9-10 2-1       2  San Miguel 3  
7  Brgy. Ginebra 10-9 3-0       3  Red Bull 2
8  Talk 'N Text 6-13 0-3       1  Purefoods 4
9  Sta. Lucia 5-14 1-2       1  Purefoods 4
      4  Alaska 3      Third-place playoff
  4  Alaska 3     4  Alaska 102
  5  Coca-Cola 1     2  San Miguel 95


Wildcard phase[edit]

Team Overall Wildcard
W L PCT GB W L
(7) Barangay Ginebra Kings 10 9 .526 - 3 0
(6) Air21 Express 9 10 .474 1 2 1
(8) Talk N' Text Phone Pals 6 13 .316 4 0 3
(9) Sta. Lucia Realtors 5 14 .263 5 1 2

By virtue of having the best cumulative record in the wildcard phase, Barangay Ginebra advances to the quarterfinals.

Quarterfinals[edit]

Red Bull-Barangay Ginebra series[edit]

Seed Team Game Series
1 2 3 4 5
7 Barangay Ginebra Kings 86 112 95 97 98 2
3 Red Bull Barako 95 103 87 118 120 3
Venue: A A A A Y

Alaska-Coca-Cola series[edit]

Seed Team Game Series
1 2 3 4 5
5 Coca-Cola Tigers 94 75 77 69 x 1
4 Alaska Aces 95 81 75 94 x 3
Venue: A A A A x

Semi-finals[edit]

Purefoods-Alaska series[edit]

Seed Team Game Series
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
4 Alaska Aces 94 86 79 91 74 96 89 3
1 Purefoods Chunkee Giants 92 77 82 77 85 99 90 4
Venue: A A A A A C C

San Miguel-Red Bull series[edit]

Seed Team Game Series
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
4 Red Bull Barako 94 98 99 82 107 101 86 4
2 San Miguel Beermen 78 114 95 106 101 116 84 3
Venue: A A A A A C C

Third place playoff[edit]

(2) San Miguel Beermen vs. (4) Alaska Aces

Finals[edit]

(1) Purefoods Chunkee Giants vs. (3) Red Bull Barako: Chunkee Giants win series 4-2

Series scoring summary[edit]

The following scoring summary is written in a line score format, except that the quarter numbers are replaced by game numbers.

Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5 Game 6 Wins
Purefoods 101 93 79 99 93 90 4
Red Bull 97 82 89 81 98 83 2

† denotes number of overtimes

Series schedule[edit]

Game One[edit]

Wednesday, July 7, at the Araneta Coliseum

Team 1 2 3 4 Tot.
Purefoods 23 30 27 21 101
Red Bull 22 12 35 28 97

Game Two[edit]

Friday, July 9, at the Cuneta Astrodome

Team 1 2 3 4 Tot.
Red Bull 13 35 14 20 82
Purefoods 24 15 28 26 93

Purefoods came off to a great start in the first quarter, taking a big 12-point lead. But the Bulls bounced back behind Lordy Tugade and the rest of the team to take a 46-38 halftime lead. But the Giants' strong third quarter put the game out of reach for a 2-0 lead in the series.

Game Three[edit]

Sunday, July 11, at the Araneta Coliseum

Team 1 2 3 4 Tot.
Red Bull 16 18 32 23 89
Purefoods 13 16 23 27 79

Trailing 0-2, the Bulls made a strong statement in Game 3. Big games by the rest of the team in the third quarter, gave Red Bull a commanding 17-point cushion. Despite a fourth-quarter rally by Purefoods, the Bulls held on to cut the margin to just one game, going into Game 4.

Game Four[edit]

Wednesday, July 13, at the Araneta Coliseum

Team 1 2 3 4 Tot.
Purefoods 32 34 16 17 99
Red Bull 11 23 29 18 81

Purefoods started hot from the get go with key games from newly crowned MVP James Yap and Most Improved Player Marc Pingris. The Giants led by as many as 34 points and the Bulls never looked back as Purefoods needs one more win to clinch their first crown since 2002.

Game Five[edit]

Wednesday, July 19, at the Araneta Coliseum

Team 1 2 3 4 Tot.
Red Bull 16 27 23 32 98
Purefoods 23 31 18 21 93

Purefoods was on the verge to win the title with a 15-point third quarter lead behind the strong shooting of James Yap. But Red Bull fought back in the fourth quarter as Enrico Villanueva and the Bulls slowly mounted a comeback to steal the game from the Chunkee Giants extending the series to a sixth game.

Game Six[edit]

Friday, July 21, at the Araneta Coliseum

Team 1 2 3 4 Tot.
Purefoods 30 9 26 25 90
Red Bull 14 20 25 24 83

Purefoods and Red Bull had a see-saw battle, with neither trailing by more than ten points. By the halfway mark of the fourth quarter, Red Bull committed a barage of fouls that led to freethrows for Purefoods, which a majority were converted. Missed freethrows by Barako Junthy Valenzuela sealed defeat for the Barakos.

2006 Philippine Cup Champions

Purefoods Chunkee Giants
Seventh title

Broadcasters[edit]

The play-by-play commentators are Mico Halili and Ed Picson, while the color commentators are Norman Black, Quinito Henson and Chot Reyes. The courtside reporters are Richard del Rosario, Eric Reyes, Jason Webb and Patricia Bermudez-Hizon.

Further information[edit]

  • Talk N' Text failed to enter the quarterfinals for the first time since the 1998 All-Filipino Cup, when the then-Mobiline Phone Pals failed to enter the semifinals of the said tournament.
  • Barangay Ginebra failed to enter the semifinals for the first since the 2003 Reinforced Conference.
  • Coca-Cola and Alaska met for the first time since Alaska won the 2003 Invitational tournament over the Tigers.
  • Alaska's defeat in the semifinals was the third time that the Aces fail to beat Purefoods after leading a series 2-0. In 1990, Alaska lost to Purefoods, 3-2 in the Third Conference Finals after they won the first two games of the series. In 2002, the Aces lost to the then-TJ Hotdogs in seven games after taking a 2-0 series lead. In the semifinals, they had a 2-0 and 3-1 series leads.
  • San Miguel has not won a seventh game since 1992, since defeating Purefoods for the Third Conference crown. Since then, the Beermen lost to Alaska in the 1995 Governors Cup Finals and the 1998 All-Filipino Cup, to Coca-Cola in the 2003 Reinforced Conference Finals and to Red Bull in the 2006 Philippine Cup semifinals.
  • Red Bull has won all Game 7s they have played since joining the league in 2000. Red Bull defeated Talk N' Text for the 2002 Commissioners Cup trophy. In the 2006 Fiesta Conference semifinals, the Bulls beat Barangay Ginebra and in the 2006 Philippine Cup Playoffs semis, they won over San Miguel.
  • It was Purefoods' 11th finals appearance in the All-Filipino Conference, now called as the Philippine Cup since the 2004-2005 event. They have won four All-Filipino titles in history with the 1997 edition as their last.
  • A win by Red Bull in the finals would sweep all the titles available in the 2005-2006 PBA season. It would be the first since Alaska won the PBA grand slam in 1996. However, the term grand slam, provided a Bulls win in the Philippine Cup, is disputed as of the moment.
  • The Red Bull-Purefoods finals duel was the first back-to-back conference finals matchup since 1998, when Mobiline Phone Pals and the Formula Shell Zoom Masters met in the special 1998 PBA Centennial Cup and the 1998 PBA Governors Cup. The Phone Pals won 67-66 in the one game Centennial final, while the Zoom Masters defeated Mobiline in seven full games to win the Governor's Cup. With the Centennial Cup being classified as a special tournament, the last back-to-back full conference Finals match-ups was between Alaska and San Miguel in the same 1998 season, at the All-Filipino and Commissioner's Cups.

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