1988 PBA Reinforced Conference

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1988 PBA Reinforced Conference
Duration October 2 - December 13, 1988
TV partner(s) Vintage Sports (PTV)
Finals
Champions San Miguel Beermen
Runners-up Shell Rimula X Oilers
Awards
Best Import Bobby Parks (Shell)
PBA Reinforced Conference chronology
PBA conference chronology

The 1988 Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Reinforced Conference was the third and last conference of the 1988 PBA season. It started on October 2 and ended on December 13, 1988. The tournament is an Import-laden format, which requires two imports with a combined ceiling of 12 ft. 8 in. for each team.

Format[edit]

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

  • Double-round robin eliminations; 10 games per team; Teams are then seeded by basis on win-loss records.
  • Team with the worst record after the elimination round will be eliminated. [1]
  • Semifinals will be two round robin affairs with the five remaining teams. Results from the elimination round will be carried over. [2]
  • The top two teams in the semifinals advance to the best of seven finals. The last two teams dispute the third-place trophy in a best-of-five playoff.

Elimination round[edit]

Qualified for semifinals
# Team Standings W L PCT GB
1 San Miguel Beermen 7 3 .700 –-
2 Presto Ice Cream 7 3 .700 –-
3 Shell Rimula X Oilers 5 5 .500 2
4 Alaska Milkmen 5 5 .500 2
5 Añejo Rum 65ers 5 5 .500 2
6 Purefoods Hotdogs 1 9 .100 6

Semifinal round[edit]

Qualified for finals
Qualified for battle-for-third
# Team Standings Cumulative SF
W L PCT GB W L
1 San Miguel Beermen 13 5 .722 –- 6 2
2 Shell Rimula X Oilers 11 7 .611 2 6 2
3 Presto Ice Cream 10 8 .556 3 3 5
4 Añejo Rum 65ers 9 9 .500 4 4 4
5 Alaska Milkmen 6 12 .333 7 1 7

Battle for third[edit]

December 4
Añejo Rum 65ers 150, Presto Ice Cream 141
December 6
Añejo Rum 65ers 147, Presto Ice Cream 138
December 8
Añejo Rum 65ers 131, Presto Ice Cream 138
December 11
Añejo Rum 65ers 171, Presto Ice Cream 145
Añejo Rum wins series, 3-1

Finals[edit]

December 4
San Miguel Beermen 134, Shell Rimula X 111
December 6
San Miguel Beermen 119, Shell Rimula X 111
December 8
San Miguel Beermen 126, Shell Rimula X 137
December 11
San Miguel Beermen 144, Shell Rimula X 119
December 13
San Miguel Beermen 151, Shell Rimula X 142
San Miguel wins series, 4-1

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