2008 PBA Fiesta Conference
|2008 PBA Fiesta Conference|
|Duration||March 29 – August 20, 2008|
|TV partner(s)||ABC/TV5 (Local)
The Filipino Channel (International)
|Champions||Barangay Ginebra Kings|
|Best Player||Jayjay Helterbrand (Barangay Ginebra)|
|Best Import||Chris Alexander (Barangay Ginebra)|
|Finals MVP||Ronald Tubid and Eric Menk (Barangay Ginebra)|
|PBA Fiesta Conference chronology|
|PBA conference chronology|
The 2008 Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Fiesta Conference, also known as the 2008 Smart PBA Fiesta Conference for sponsorship reasons, was the last conference of the 2007-08 PBA season. The tournament began on March 29 with a game between the Coca-Cola Tigers and the Talk 'N Text Phone Pals at Panabo, Davao del Norte. Opening ceremonies were held the day after at the Araneta Coliseum.
All ten teams are permitted to acquire one non-Filipino (the "import") of unlimited height as reinforcement. Furthermore, the two worst performers in the elimination round of the previous conference (the Coca-Cola Tigers and the Welcoat Dragons), will also be able to acquire another import but with a height limit of 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m).
- 1 Tournament format
- 2 Elimination round
- 3 Bracket
- 4 Wildcard phase
- 5 Quarterfinals
- 6 Semifinals
- 7 Third place playoff
- 8 Finals
- 9 Awards
- 10 Imports
- 11 External links
- Double round eliminations. Worst team would be eliminated.
- Sixth- to ninth-best teams figure in the one-game wildcard playoffs.
- Sixth seed vs. Ninth seed
- Seventh seed vs. Eighth seed
- Winners will figure in a playoff to advance to the quarterfinals.
- Third- to fifth-best teams, and the winner of the wildcards advance to the best-of-three quarterfinals.
- Third seed vs. winner of wildcards.
- Fourth seed vs. fifth seed.
- The two best teams and the winners of the quarterfinals advance to the best-of-seven semifinals.
- First seed vs. winner of the third seed/wildcard winner quarterfinal series
- Second seed vs. winner of the fourth seed/fifth seed quarterfinal series
- The winners of the semifinals advance to the best-of-seven Finals; the losers figure in a one-game third-place playoff.
|Qualified for semifinals|
|Qualified for quarterfinals|
|Qualified for wildcards|
|2||Red Bull Barako||11||7||.611||1|
|3||Barangay Ginebra Kings||10||8||.556||2||+14|
|5||Magnolia Beverage Masters||10||8||.556||2||-18|
|7||Talk 'N Text Phone Pals||9||9||.500||3||-9|
|8||Purefoods Tender Juicy Giants||8||10||.444||4|
|9||Sta. Lucia Realtors||7||11||.389||5|
Legend: GB = games behind; PCT = winning percentage.
|Talk 'N Text||Coke||WEL||RBB||MBM||SLR||A21||ALA||WEL||BGK||SLR||PF||ALA||MBM||Coke||A21||PF||BGK||RBB|
Best of 3 series
Best of 7 series
Best of 7 series
|9||Sta. Lucia||99||2||Red Bull||0|
|9||Sta. Lucia||111||3||Brgy. Ginebra||4|
|7||Talk 'N Text||96||1||Air21||3|
|7||Talk 'N Text||98||1||Air21||4|
Sta. Lucia - Barangay Ginebra series
|Sta. Lucia Realtors 85, Barangay Ginebra Kings 113|
|Barangay Ginebra wins series, 2–0|
Coca-Cola - Magnolia series
|Magnolia Beverage Masters 78, Coca-Cola Tigers 60|
|Magnolia wins series 2–1|
Air21 - Magnolia series
|Magnolia Beverage Masters 91, Air21 Express 99|
|Air21 wins series, 4–2|
Red Bull - Barangay Ginebra series
|Barangay Ginebra Kings 101, Red Bull Barako 97 (OT)|
|Barangay Ginebra wins series, 4–0|
Third place playoff
|Magnolia Beverage Masters 90, Red Bull Barako 102|
|Scoring by quarter: 28-22, 15-26, 27-37, 20-17|
|Barangay Ginebra Kings 105, Air21 Express 96|
|Barangay Ginebra Kings 90, Air21 Express 124|
|Barangay Ginebra Kings 87, Air21 Express 97|
|Barangay Ginebra Kings 90, Air21 Express 77|
|Barangay Ginebra Kings 73, Air21 Express 76|
|Barangay Ginebra Kings 80, Air21 Express 75|
|Barangay Ginebra Kings 97, Air21 Express 84|
|Barangay Ginebra wins series, 4–3|
- Finals Most Valuable Player: Ronald Tubid and Eric Menk (Barangay Ginebra)
- Best Player of the Conference: Jayjay Helterbrand (Barangay Ginebra)
- Best Import of the Conference: Chris Alexander (Barangay Ginebra)
- Players of the Week:
- March 29-April 6: Kelly Williams (Sta. Lucia)
- April 7–13: Danny Seigle (Magnolia)
- April 14–20: Cyrus Baguio (Red Bull)
- April 22-May 4: Mark Cardona (Talk 'N Text)
- May 5–11: Asi Taulava (Coca-Cola) & Rob Wainwright (Welcoat)
- May 12–18: Willie Miller (Alaska)
- May 19–25: Mark Caguioa (Barangay Ginebra)
- May 26-June 1: Gary David (Air21)
- June 2–8: Jayjay Helterbrand (Barangay Ginebra)
- June 9–15: Jayjay Helterbrand (Barangay Ginebra)
- June 16–22: Lordy Tugade (Magnolia) & Ren-Ren Ritualo (Talk 'N Text)
- June 23–29: Jayjay Helterbrand (Barangay Ginebra)
- June 30–July 6: Gary David (Air21) & Mark Caguioa (Barangay Ginebra)
- July 7–July 13: Joseph Yeo (Sta. Lucia)
- July 14–July 20: none
- July 21–July 27: Mark Caguioa (Barangay Ginebra)
- July 28–August 3: Gary David (Air21)
The following is the list of imports, which had played for their respective teams at least once, with the returning imports in italics. Highlighted are the imports who stayed with their respective teams for the whole conference.