2003 PBA All-Filipino Cup

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2003 PBA All-Filipino Cup
Duration February 23 - July 13, 2003
TV partner(s) NBN/IBC
Finals
Champions Talk 'N Text Phone Pals
Runners-up Coca Cola Tigers
Awards
Best Player Asi Taulava (TNT)
Finals MVP Asi Taulava (TNT)
PBA All-Filipino Cup chronology

The 2003 Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) All-Filipino Cup, or known as the 2003 Samsung-PBA All-Filipino Cup for sponsorship reasons, was the first conference of the 2003 PBA season. It started on February 23 and ended on July 13, 2003. The tournament is an All-Filipino format, which doesn't require an import or a pure-foreign player for each team.

Format[edit]

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

  • The teams were divided into 2 groups.
  • Teams were divided into two groups but will play a two-round eliminations; 18 games per team; Teams are then seeded by basis on win-loss records. Ties are broken among point differentials of the tied teams.
  • The top four teams per group will qualify to the quarterfinals
  • Quarterfinals will be a single round robin affair within the groups. Results from the elimination will not be carried over.
  • The top two teams per group will qualify to the semifinal round.
  • Best-of-five semifinals:
    • SF1: A1 vs. B2
    • SF2: B1 vs. A2
  • Third-place playoff: losers of the semifinals
  • Best-of-seven finals: winners of the semifinals

Elimination round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Qualified for quarterfinals
# Team standings W L PCT GB
1 San Miguel Beermen 12 6 .667 --
2 FedEx Express 10 8 .556 2
3 Alaska Aces 9 9 .500 3
4 Sta. Lucia Realtors 8 10 .444 4
5 Purefoods TJ Hotdogs 5 13 .227 7

Group B[edit]

Qualified for quarterfinals
# Team standings W L PCT GB
1 Red Bull Thunder 14 4 .778 --
2 Coca Cola Tigers 11 7 .611 3
3 Talk 'N Text Phone Pals 10 8 .556 4
4 Barangay Ginebra Kings 6 12 .333 8
5 Shell Turbo Chargers 5 13 .277 9

Quarterfinal round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Qualified for semifinals
# Team standings W L PCT GB
1 Alaska Aces 2 1 .667 --
2 Sta. Lucia Realtors 2 1 .667 --
3 San Miguel Beermen 1 2 .333 1
4 FedEx Express 1 2 .333 1

Alaska beat Sta.Lucia, 75-66, and the Aces got a free ride to the semifinals from the San Miguel Beermen, which beat FedEx, 96-87. The Express were hoping to create a possible three-way tie. [1]

Group B[edit]

Qualified for semifinals
# Team standings W L PCT GB
1 Coca Cola Tigers 3 0 1.000 --
2 Talk 'N Text Phone Pals 2 1 .667 1
3 Red Bull Thunder 1 2 .333 2
4 Barangay Ginebra Kings 0 3 .000 3

Talk 'N Text and Coca Cola advances to the semifinals, the Phone Pals defeated Barangay Ginebra, 99-86, while the Tigers nip Batang Red Bull, the team with the best record in the eliminations, 80-79. [2]

Best-of-five semifinals[edit]

Alaska-Talk 'N Text series[edit]

June 20
Alaska Aces 109, Talk 'N Text Phone Pals 115 (OT)
June 22
Alaska Aces 86, Talk 'N Text Phone Pals 77
June 25
Alaska Aces 74, Talk 'N Text Phone Pals 87
June 27
Alaska Aces 87, Talk 'N Text Phone Pals 86 (OT)
June 29
Alaska Aces 88, Talk 'N Text Phone Pals 92
Talk 'N Text wins series, 3-2.

Coca Cola-Sta. Lucia series[edit]

June 20
Coca Cola Tigers 85, Sta. Lucia Realtors 70
June 22
Coca Cola Tigers 87, Sta. Lucia Realtors 90
June 25
Coca Cola Tigers 94, Sta. Lucia Realtors 80
June 27
Coca Cola Tigers 99, Sta. Lucia Realtors 93
Coca Cola wins series, 3-1.

Playoff for third place[edit]

July 2
Alaska Aces 102, Sta. Lucia Realtors 79
Alaska clinch third place

Finals[edit]

July 2
Coca Cola Tigers 93, Talk 'N Text Phone Pals 79
July 4
Coca Cola Tigers 92, Talk 'N Text Phone Pals 89
July 6
Coca Cola Tigers 59, Talk 'N Text Phone Pals 67
July 9
Coca Cola Tigers 91, Talk 'N Text Phone Pals 99
July 11
Coca Cola Tigers 92, Talk 'N Text Phone Pals 97 (OT)
July 13
Coca Cola Tigers 76, Talk 'N Text Phone Pals 78
Talk 'N Text wins series, 4-2.

References[edit]

  1. ^ SMB win allows Alaska to advance, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  2. ^ Phone Pals oust Kings, Philippine Daily Inquirer

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