1989 PBA Reinforced Conference

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1989 PBA Reinforced Conference
Duration October 1 – December 12, 1989
TV partner(s) Vintage Sports (PTV)
Finals
Champions San Miguel Beermen
Runners-up Añejo Rum 65ers
Awards
Best Import Carlos Briggs (Añejo)
PBA Reinforced Conference chronology
PBA conference chronology

The 1989 Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Reinforced Conference was the third and last conference of the 1989 PBA season. It started on October 1 and ended on December 12, 1989. The tournament is an import-laden format, which requires each team to have an import standing 6 feet 1 inch.

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.
  • The top two teams in the semifinals advance to the best of seven finals. [2] 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 6 4 .600 –-
2 Purefoods Hotdogs 6 4 .600 --
3 Presto Tivolis 5 5 .500 1
4 Añejo Rum 65ers 5 5 .500 1
5 Alaska Milkmen 5 5 .500 1
6 Formula Shell Zoom Masters 3 7 .300 3

Semifinal round[edit]

Qualified for finals
Qualified for finals playoff
Qualified for battle-for-third
# Team Standings Cumulative SF Playoff
W L PCT GB W L
1 San Miguel Beermen 12 6 .667 –- 6 2
2 Añejo Rum 65ers 10 8 .556 2 5 3 Symbol confirmed.svg
3 Purefoods Hotdogs 10 8 .556 2 4 4 Symbol unrelated.svg
4 Alaska Milkmen 8 10 .444 4 3 5
5 Presto Tivolis 7 11 .389 5 2 6

Finals berth playoff[edit]

November 26
Añejo Rum 65ers 113, Purefoods Hotdogs 112

Battle for third[edit]

November 28
Alaska Milkmen 116, Purefoods Hotdogs 109
November 30
Alaska Milkmen 108, Purefoods Hotdogs 114
December 7
Alaska Milkmen 123, Purefoods Hotdogs 112
December 10
Alaska Milkmen 126, Purefoods Hotdogs 102
Alaska wins series, 3-1

Finals[edit]

November 28
San Miguel Beermen 134, Añejo Rum 65ers 125
November 30
San Miguel Beermen 140, Añejo Rum 65ers 134
December 7
San Miguel Beermen 134, Añejo Rum 65ers 138
December 10
San Miguel Beermen 150, Añejo Rum 65ers 134
December 12
San Miguel Beermen 122, Añejo Rum 65ers 111
San Miguel wins series, 4-1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Time for real fun in PBA". Manila Standard. 
  2. ^ "Añejo Rum in playoff". Manila Standard.