2018 PBA Governors' Cup

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2018 PBA Governors' Cup
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DurationAugust 17 – December 19, 2018
TV partner(s)Local:
ESPN 5
The 5 Network
PBA Rush (HD)
International:
AksyonTV International
Finals
ChampionsMagnolia Hotshots
Runners-upAlaska Aces
Awards
Best PlayerPaul Lee
(Magnolia Hotshots)
Best ImportMike Harris
(Alaska Aces)
Finals MVPMark Barroca
(Magnolia Hotshots)
PBA Governors' Cup chronology
PBA conference chronology

The 2018 Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Governors' Cup, also known as the 2018 Honda Click–PBA Governor's Cup for sponsorship reasons, was the third and last conference of the 2017–18 PBA season. The tournament allowed teams to hire foreign players or imports with a height limit of 6'5".

Format[edit]

The tournament format for this conference is as follows:

  • Single-round robin eliminations; 11 games per team; Teams are then seeded by basis on win-loss records.
  • Top eight teams will advance to the quarterfinals. In case of tie, a playoff game will be held only for the #8 seed.
  • Quarterfinals (higher seed with the twice-to-beat advantage):
    • QF1: #1 seed vs #8 seed
    • QF2: #2 seed vs #7 seed
    • QF3: #3 seed vs #6 seed
    • QF4: #4 seed vs #5 seed
  • Semifinals (best-of-5 series):
    • SF1: QF1 vs. QF4 winners
    • SF2: QF2 vs. QF3 winners
  • Finals (best-of-7 series)
    • Winners of the semifinals

Elimination round[edit]

Team standings[edit]

Pos Team W L PCT GB Qualification
1 Barangay Ginebra San Miguel 9 2 .818 Twice-to-beat in quarterfinals
2 Phoenix Fuel Masters 8 3 .727[a] 1
3 Alaska Aces 8 3 .727[a] 1
4 Magnolia Hotshots 8 3 .727[a] 1
5 Blackwater Elite 7 4 .636 2 Twice-to-win in quarterfinals
6 San Miguel Beermen 6 5 .545 3
7 Meralco Bolts 5 6 .455[b] 4
8 NLEX Road Warriors 5 6 .455[b] 4
9 TNT KaTropa 4 7 .364 5
10 Rain or Shine Elasto Painters 3 8 .273 6
11 NorthPort Batang Pier 2 9 .182 7
12 Columbian Dyip 1 10 .091 8
Source: PBA.ph
Rules for classification: 1) winning percentage; 2) if two teams are tied, head-to-head record; if three or more teams are tied, head-to-head goal average (quotient); 3) overall quotient 4) coin toss[1]
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c Head-to-head quotient: Phoenix 1.011, Alaska 1.006, Magnolia 0.982
  2. ^ a b Head-to-head record: Meralco 1–0 NLEX

Schedule[edit]

Teams 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Alaska MER TNT PHX BGSM ROS SMB MAG COL BWE NLEX NP
Barangay Ginebra COL ALA NP BWE SMB PHX NLEX MER ROS MAG TNT
Blackwater TNT SMB NP BGSM NLEX MER ROS MAG ALA COL PHX
Columbian MER PHX NLEX BGSM TNT SMB MAG NP ALA ROS BWE
Magnolia NLEX NP PHX ROS SMB COL BWE ALA MER TNT BGSM
Meralco COL TNT ALA PHX BWE BGSM NP NLEX MAG ROS SMB
NLEX TNT NP MAG COL SMB BWE BGSM PHX MER ALA ROS
NorthPort NLEX PHX MAG BGSM BWE TNT COL MER ROS SMB ALA
Phoenix COL NP ALA TNT MER MAG BGSM NLEX SMB ROS BWE
Rain or Shine TNT MAG ALA BWE BGSM NP COL MER PHX SMB NLEX
San Miguel NLEX BWE COL BGSM MAG ALA PHX TNT NP ROS MER
TNT NLEX MER BWE ALA PHX COL ROS NP SMB MAG BGSM
  •   Win
  •   OT Win
  •   Loss
  •   OT Loss

Results[edit]

Team ALA BGSM BWE COL MAG MER NLEX NP PHX ROS SMB TNT
Alaska 101–109 116–109 104–94 73–83 80–72 110–116* 95–85 108–97 106–89 127–119 125–96
Brgy. Ginebra 118–124* 96–84 93–86 111–105 106–92 104–98 101–99 97–104 110–102 112–93
Blackwater 120–99 99–133 94–91 106–124 113–111 91–97 99–93 103–100 104–98*
Columbian 95–113 106–109 104–116 101–118 107–113 100–84 119–143 114–118*
Magnolia 88–94 102–72 104–87 82–95 92–76 109–108 116–103
Meralco 108–105 94–99 86–96 91–82 111–81 90–92
NLEX 123–107 97–123 101–107 112–125 103–90
NorthPort 91–132 98–120 107–114 102–104
Phoenix 103–97 100–117 112–82
Rain or Shine 97–109 104–110
San Miguel 107–96
TNT
  •   Win
  •   OT Win
  •   Loss
  •   OT Loss

Bracket[edit]

  Quarterfinals     Semifinals
(Best-of-5)
    Finals
(Best-of-7)
    (#1 twice-to-beat)                        
  1 Barangay Ginebra 111    
  8 NLEX 75    
            1 Barangay Ginebra 1    
    (#4 twice-to-beat)       4 Magnolia 3  
  4 Magnolia 103  
  5 Blackwater 99    
    4 Magnolia 4
    (#2 twice-to-beat)     3 Alaska 2
  2 Phoenix 74 103  
  7 Meralco 90 108*  
            7 Meralco 1
    (#3 twice-to-beat)     3 Alaska 3    
  3 Alaska 96  
  6 San Miguel 85    

*Game went into overtime.

Quarterfinals[edit]

(1) Barangay Ginebra vs. (8) NLEX[edit]

November 6
7:00 pm
Barangay Ginebra San Miguel 111, NLEX Road Warriors 75
Scoring by quarter: 26–20, 24–16, 26–26, 35–13
Pts: Aguilar 18
Rebs: Aguilar, Brownlee 10
Asts: Brownlee 10
Pts: Fuller 25
Rebs: Fuller 12
Asts: Fuller 4
Barangay Ginebra wins series in one game
Smart Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City
Referees: N. Guevarra, R. Gruta, B. Oliva, N. Cortez

(2) Phoenix vs. (7) Meralco[edit]

November 7
4:30 pm
Phoenix Fuel Masters 74, Meralco Bolts 90
Scoring by quarter: 17–15, 18–18, 20–33, 19–24
Pts: Phelps 27
Rebs: Phelps 17
Asts: Jazul, Revilla 3
Pts: Durham 26
Rebs: Durham 16
Asts: Amer 6
Cuneta Astrodome, Pasay
Referees: N. Guevarra, R. Yante, M. Orioste, A. Nubla
November 9
7:00 pm
Phoenix Fuel Masters 103, Meralco Bolts 108 (OT)
Scoring by quarter: 27–22, 23–18, 18–30, 26–24, Overtime: 9–14
Pts: Perkins 24
Rebs: Phelps 23
Asts: Phelps 7
Pts: Durham 32
Rebs: Durham 21
Asts: Durham 9
Meralco wins series in two games
Smart Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City
Referees: P. Balao, R. Yante, B. Oliva, M. Orioste

(3) Alaska vs. (6) San Miguel[edit]

November 7
7:00 pm
Alaska Aces 96, San Miguel Beermen 85
Scoring by quarter: 23–19, 20–23, 21–7, 32–36
Pts: Harris 25
Rebs: Harris 17
Asts: four players 3
Pts: Murphy 19
Rebs: Standhardinger 11
Asts: Ross 7
Alaska wins series in one game
Cuneta Astrodome, Pasay
Referees: P. Balao, B. Oliva, M. Montoya, J. Nicandro

(4) Magnolia vs. (5) Blackwater[edit]

November 6
4:30 pm
Magnolia Hotshots 103, Blackwater Elite 99
Scoring by quarter: 32–22, 23–25, 21–31, 27–21
Pts: Lee 22
Rebs: Travis 20
Asts: Travis 12
Pts: Walker 18
Rebs: Erram 19
Asts: Pinto, Walker 5
Magnolia wins series in one game
Smart Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City
Referees: P. Balao, R. Yante, M. Montoya, M. Orioste

Semifinals[edit]

(1) Barangay Ginebra vs. (4) Magnolia[edit]

November 10
6:30 pm
Barangay Ginebra San Miguel 98, Magnolia Hotshots 106
Scoring by quarter: 39–31, 16–32, 21–23, 22–20
Pts: Brownlee 37
Rebs: Brownlee 14
Asts: Brownlee 8
Pts: Travis 37
Rebs: Travis 16
Asts: Travis 5
Ynares Center, Antipolo
Referees: P. Balao, R. Yante, M. Orioste, N. Cortes
November 12
7:00 pm
Barangay Ginebra San Miguel 97, Magnolia Hotshots 101
Scoring by quarter: 18–21, 28–26, 22–28, 29–26
Pts: Brownlee 31
Rebs: Thompson 15
Asts: Brownlee 7
Pts: Travis 25
Rebs: Travis 12
Asts: Barroca, Travis 7
Smart Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City
Referees: N. Quilinguen, E. Tangkion, M. Montoya, J. Nicandro
November 14
7:00 pm
Barangay Ginebra San Miguel 107, Magnolia Hotshots 103
Scoring by quarter: 23–22, 19–36, 37–23, 28–22
Pts: Brownlee 46
Rebs: Brownlee 19
Asts: four players 5
Pts: Barroca 19
Rebs: Sangalang 11
Asts: Jalalon 8
Smart Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City
Referees: P. Balao, N. Guevarra, B. Oliva, N. Ranido
November 16
7:00 pm
Barangay Ginebra San Miguel 108, Magnolia Hotshots 112
Scoring by quarter: 27–20, 26–31, 26–30, 29–31
Pts: Brownlee 32
Rebs: Aguilar 14
Asts: Thompson 8
Pts: Travis 50
Rebs: Travis 13
Asts: Sangalang 6
Magnolia wins series, 3–1
Ynares Center, Antipolo
Referees: N. Quilinguen, E. Tangkion, J. Narandan, J. Borja

(3) Alaska vs. (7) Meralco[edit]

November 11
6:30 pm
Alaska Aces 92, Meralco Bolts 97
Scoring by quarter: 17–25, 17–22, 22–25, 36–25
Pts: Harris 37
Rebs: Harris 18
Asts: Banchero 4
Pts: Durham 32
Rebs: Durham 14
Asts: Durham 6
Ynares Center, Antipolo
Referees: N. Quilingen, M. Montoya, J. Narandan, N. Ranido
November 13
7:00 pm
Alaska Aces 100, Meralco Bolts 95
Scoring by quarter: 23–21, 24–19, 27–20, 26–35
Pts: Harris 37
Rebs: Harris 19
Asts: Banchero 8
Pts: Durham 24
Rebs: Durham 9
Asts: Durham 12
Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay
Referees: P. Balao, R. Yante, B. Oliva, M. Flordeliza
November 15
7:00 pm
Alaska Aces 104, Meralco Bolts 102
Scoring by quarter: 25–22, 22–31, 28–21, 29–28
Pts: Harris 31
Rebs: Harris 24
Asts: Harris 7
Pts: Durham 37
Rebs: Durham 13
Asts: Durham 8
Cuneta Astrodome, Pasay
Referees: N. Guevarra, E. Tangkion, M. Orioste, N. Ranido
November 17
6:30 pm
Alaska Aces 99, Meralco Bolts 92
Scoring by quarter: 21–28, 26–20, 21–12, 31–32
Pts: Harris 27
Rebs: Harris 14
Asts: four players 3
Pts: Durham 31
Rebs: Durham 14
Asts: Newsome 7
Alaska wins series, 3–1

Finals[edit]

December 5
7:00 pm
Alaska Aces 84, Magnolia Hotshots 100
December 7
7:00 pm
Alaska Aces 71, Magnolia Hotshots 77
December 9
6:30 pm
Alaska Aces 100, Magnolia Hotshots 71
December 12
7:00 pm
Alaska Aces 90, Magnolia Hotshots 76
December 14
7:00 pm
Alaska Aces 78, Magnolia Hotshots 79
December 19
7:00 pm
Alaska Aces 86, Magnolia Hotshots 102
Magnolia wins series, 4–2

Imports[edit]

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.

Team Name Debuted Last game Record
Alaska Aces United States Mike Harris[2] August 24 (vs. Meralco) December 19 (vs. Magnolia) 14–8
Barangay Ginebra San Miguel United States Justin Brownlee[3] August 31 (vs. Columbian) November 16 (vs. Magnolia) 11–5
Blackwater Elite United States Henry Walker[4] August 24 (vs. TNT) November 6 (vs. Magnolia) 7–5
Columbian Dyip United States Akeem Wright[3] August 17 (vs. Meralco) October 27 (vs. Blackwater) 1–10
Magnolia Hotshots North Macedonia Romeo Travis[5] August 22 (vs. NLEX) December 19 (vs. Alaska) 16–6
Meralco Bolts United States Allen Durham[2] August 17 (vs. Columbian) November 17 (vs. Alaska) 8–9
NLEX Road Warriors Nigeria Olu Ashaolu[6] August 17 (vs. TNT) August 22 (vs. Magnolia) 2–1
United States Aaron Fuller[7] August 29 (vs. Columbian) November 6 (vs. Barangay Ginebra) 3–6
NorthPort Batang Pier United States Rashad Woods[8] August 19 (vs. NLEX) October 28 (vs. Alaska) 2–9
Phoenix Fuel Masters United States Eugene Phelps[9] August 22 (vs. Columbian) November 9 (vs. Meralco) 8–5
Rain or Shine Elasto Painters United States J'Nathan Bullock[10] September 22 (vs. TNT) September 26 (vs. Magnolia) 0–2
United States Terrence Watson[11] October 3 (vs. Alaska) October 27 (vs. San Miguel) 2–6
No import November 3 (vs. NLEX) 1–0
San Miguel Beermen United States Arizona Reid[12] September 1 (vs. NLEX) September 23 (vs. Barangay Ginebra) 2–2
United States Kevin Murphy[13] September 30 (vs. Magnolia) November 7 (vs. Alaska) 4–4
TNT KaTropa United States Mike Glover[14] August 17 (vs. NLEX) August 17 (vs. NLEX) 0–1
No import August 19 (vs. Meralco) 1–0
United States Stacy Davis[15] August 24 (vs. Blackwater) September 2 (vs. Columbian) 1–3
United States Marqus Blakely[16] September 22 (vs. Rain or Shine) November 4 (vs. Barangay Ginebra) 2–3

Awards[edit]

Conference[edit]

Players of the Week[edit]

Week Player Ref.
August 17–19 Mark Tallo (NLEX Road Warriors) [17]
August 20–26 Simon Enciso (Alaska Aces) [18]
August 27–September 2 Christian Standhardinger (San Miguel Beermen) [19]
September 17–23 John Pinto (Blackwater Elite) [20]
September 24–30 Paul Lee (Magnolia Hotshots) [21]
October 1–7 Paul Zamar (Blackwater Elite) [22]
October 8–14 Jio Jalalon (Magnolia Hotshots) [23]
October 15–21 Chris Banchero (Alaska Aces) [24]
October 22–28 Christian Standhardinger (San Miguel Beermen) [25]
October 29–November 4 Chris Tiu (Rain or Shine Elasto Painters) [26]
November 5–11 Baser Amer (Meralco Bolts) [27]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ALL ABOUT THE PBA QUOTIENT".
  2. ^ a b Ramos, Gerry (August 13, 2018). "Alaska taps NBA veteran Mike Harris to complete cast of PBA imports". SPIN.ph.
  3. ^ a b Ramos, Gerry (July 20, 2018). "Columbian Dyip import Akeem Wright is in town". SPIN.ph.
  4. ^ Ramos, Gerry (May 21, 2018). "Blackwater bringing back Henry Walker for Jarrid Famous as Elite prime up for season-ending conference". SPIN.ph.
  5. ^ Leongson, Randolph (July 20, 2018). "Ex-Alaska import Romeo Travis returns, this time with Magnolia". SPIN.ph.
  6. ^ Leongson, Randolph (June 27, 2018). "Ousted NLEX set to field Governors' Cup import Olu Ashaolu". SPIN.ph.
  7. ^ Ramos, Gerry (August 22, 2018). "Fuller in as Olu undergoes rehab in rare import set-up for NLEX". SPIN.ph.
  8. ^ Leongson, Randolph (August 4, 2018). "Globalport brings in Rashad Woods as import for Governors' Cup". SPIN.ph.
  9. ^ Ramos, Gerry (May 19, 2018). "Phoenix activates Eugene Phelps in place of injured James White for game against Ginebra". SPIN.ph.
  10. ^ Ramos, Gerry (August 6, 2018). "J'Nathan Bullock back for another tour of duty with RoS". SPIN.ph.
  11. ^ Ramos, Gerry (October 2, 2018). "Rain or Shine looking to turn things around with new import Terrence Watson". SPIN.ph.
  12. ^ Leongson, Randolph (July 15, 2018). "AZ Reid set for return as San Miguel's Governors' Cup import". SPIN.ph.
  13. ^ Ramos, Gerry (September 26, 2018). "San Miguel parting ways with AZ Reid as Kevin Murphy comes in". SPIN.ph.
  14. ^ Leongson, Randolph (August 10, 2018). "Former GlobalPort import Mike Glover set to suit up for TNT". SPIN.ph.
  15. ^ Ramos, Gerry (August 22, 2018). "TnT taps former Pepperdine standout Stacy Davis as new import". SPIN.ph.
  16. ^ Sacamos, Karlo (September 10, 2018). "TnT hoping third time's the charm with Marqus Blakely acquisition". SPIN.ph.
  17. ^ "Mark Tallo earns Player of the Week citation".
  18. ^ "Simon Enciso steps up at the right time".
  19. ^ "Standhardinger named PBAPC Player of the week".
  20. ^ "John Pinto named Cignal-PBAPC Player of the week".
  21. ^ "Paul Lee takes charge for Magnolia".
  22. ^ "Paul Zamar shows 'em what he's got".
  23. ^ "Magnolia's Jio Jalalon soars".
  24. ^ "Chris Banchero stands tall for Alaska as playoff race intensifies".
  25. ^ "Standhardinger continues to shine as SMB seals playoffs spot".
  26. ^ "Chris Tiu saves best for last".
  27. ^ "Baser Amer comes of age".

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