1998 PBA Commissioner's Cup

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1998 PBA Commissioner's Cup
Duration May 22 - August 14, 1998
TV partner(s) VTV (IBC)
Finals
Champions Alaska Milkmen
Runners-up San Miguel Beermen
Awards
Best Import Devin Davis (Alaska)
PBA Commissioner's Cup chronology

The 1998 Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner's Cup was the second conference of the 1998 PBA season. It started on May 22 and ended on August 14, 1998. The tournament is an Import-laden format, which requires an import or a pure-foreign player for each team with a 6'8" height limit.

Format[edit]

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

  • 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
  • One-game 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
1 Alaska Milkmen 9 2 .819 --
2 Pop Cola 800s 6 5 .545 4
3 San Miguel Beermen 6 5 .545 4
4 Purefoods TJ Hotdogs 5 6 .455 5
5 Formula Shell Zoom Masters 5 6 .455 5
6 Mobiline Phone Pals 5 6 .455 5
7 Sta. Lucia Realtors 4 7 .364 6
8 Ginebra San Miguel 4 7 .364 6

Note: Pop Cola clinched the 2nd seed with a superior quotient over the San Miguel Beermen

Playoffs bracket[edit]

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

Quarterfinal round[edit]

July 17
San Miguel Beermen 95, Mobiline Phone Pals 89
July 17
Formula Shell 96, Purefoods TJ Hotdogs 84
July 19
Formula Shell 87, Purefoods TJ Hotdogs 78

Best-of-five semifinals[edit]

San Miguel vs Pop Cola[edit]

July 19
San Miguel Beermen 106, Pop Cola 800s 97
July 21
San Miguel Beermen 91, Pop Cola 800s 75
July 24
San Miguel Beermen 92, Pop Cola 800s 79
San Miguel Beer wins series, 3-0

Alaska vs Formula Shell[edit]

July 21
Alaska Milkmen 89, Formula Shell 92
July 24
Alaska Milkmen 88, Formula Shell 86
July 26
Alaska Milkmen 94, Formula Shell 89
July 28
Alaska Milkmen 78, Formula Shell 95
July 31
Alaska Milkmen 71, Formula Shell 69
Alaska Milk wins series, 3-2

Battle for third place[edit]

August 2
Pop Cola 800s 84, Formula Shell 80
Pop Cola wins third place trophy.

Finals[edit]

August 2
Alaska Milkmen 107, San Miguel Beermen 97 (OT)
August 4
Alaska Milkmen 106, San Miguel Beermen 89
August 7
Alaska Milkmen 81, San Miguel Beermen 88
August 9
Alaska Milkmen 83, San Miguel Beermen 92
August 11
Alaska Milkmen 92, San Miguel Beermen 84
August 14
Alaska Milkmen 85, San Miguel Beermen 74
Alaska wins series, 4-2

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