2001 PBA Commissioner's Cup

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2001 PBA Commissioner's Cup
Duration June 2 – August 24, 2001
TV partner(s) Viva TV on IBC
Finals
Champions Batang Red Bull Thunder
Runners-up San Miguel Beermen
Awards
Best Import Antonio Lang (Red Bull)
PBA Commissioner's Cup chronology
PBA conference chronology

The 2001 Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) PBA Commissioner's Cup was the second conference of the 2001 PBA season. It started on June 2 and ended on August 24, 2001. [1]

Format[edit]

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

  • One-round robin eliminations; 9 games per team; Teams are then seeded by basis on win-loss records. [2]
  • The top eight teams after the eliminations will advance to the quarterfinals.
  • Quarterfinals:
    • Top four teams will have a twice-to-beat advantage against their opponent.
    • QF1: #1 vs. #8
    • QF2: #2 vs. #7
    • QF3: #3 vs. #6
    • QF4: #4 vs. #5
  • Best-of-five semifinals:
    • SF1: QF1 vs. QF4
    • SF2: QF2 vs. QF3
  • Third-place playoff: losers of the semifinals
  • Best-of-seven finals: winners of the semifinals

Elimination round[edit]

Team standings[edit]

Qualified for quarterfinals with
the twice-to-beat advantage
Qualified for quarterfinals with
the twice-to-beat disadvantage
# Teams W L PCT GB
1 San Miguel Beermen 7 2 .778 1
2 Purefoods TJ Hotdogs 6 3 .667 1
3 Batang Red Bull Thunder 6 3 .667 1
4 Alaska Aces 5 4 .556 2
5 Sta. Lucia Realtors 5 4 .556 2
6 Barangay Ginebra Kings 4 5 .444 3
7 Tanduay Rhum Masters 3 6 .333 4
8 Mobiline Phone Pals 3 6 .333 4
9 Shell Turbo Chargers 3 6 .333 4
10 Pop Cola Panthers 3 6 .333 4

7th and 8th-seed playoff[edit]

July 20
Tanduay Rhum Masters 88, Pop Cola Panthers 82
July 20
Mobiline Phone Pals 71, Shell Turbo Chargers 56

Bracket[edit]

  Quarterfinals     Semifinals     Finals
    #1 twice-to-beat                        
  1 San Miguel 81    
  8 Mobiline 71    
            1 San Miguel 3    
    #4 twice-to-beat       4 Alaska 2  
  4 Alaska 78  
  5 Sta.Lucia' 68    
    1 San Miguel 2
    #2 twice-to-beat     3 Red Bull 4
  2 Purefoods 82    
  7 Tanduay 74    
            2 Purefoods 2
    #3 twice-to-beat     3 Red Bull 3     Third-place playoff
  3 Red Bull 82     2 Purefoods 89
  6 Brgy. Ginebra 70       4 Alaska 96

Quarterfinals[edit]

July 25
San Miguel Beermen 81, Mobiline Phone Pals 71
July 25
Alaska Aces 78, Sta. Lucia Realtors 68
July 27
Purefoods TJ Hotdogs 82, Tanduay Rhum Masters 74
July 27
Batang Red Bull 82, Barangay Ginebra Kings 70

Best-of-five semifinals[edit]

San Miguel vs Alaska[edit]

July 29
San Miguel Beermen 66, Alaska Aces 75
August 1
San Miguel Beermen 78, Alaska Aces 71
August 3
San Miguel Beermen 80, Alaska Aces 74
August 5
San Miguel Beermen 91, Alaska Aces 98 (OT)
August 8
San Miguel Beermen 83, Alaska Aces 71
San Miguel wins series, 3-2

Red Bull vs Purefoods[edit]

July 29
Batang Red Bull 75, Purefoods TJ Hotdogs 91
August 1
Batang Red Bull 95, Purefoods TJ Hotdogs 76
August 3
Batang Red Bull 100, Purefoods TJ Hotdogs 84
August 5
Batang Red Bull 75, Purefoods TJ Hotdogs 77
August 8
Batang Red Bull 87, Purefoods TJ Hotdogs 77
Red Bull wins series, 3-2

Playoff for third place[edit]

August 12
Alaska Aces 96, Purefoods TJ Hotdogs 89
Alaska clinch third place

Finals[edit]

August 12
Batang Red Bull 80, San Miguel Beermen 78
August 15
Batang Red Bull 92, San Miguel Beermen 86
August 17
Batang Red Bull 91, San Miguel Beermen 100
August 19
Batang Red Bull 72, San Miguel Beermen 88
August 22
Batang Red Bull 79, San Miguel Beermen 77
August 24
Batang Red Bull 75, San Miguel Beermen 69
Red Bull wins series, 4-2

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