THE result of Saturday’s PBA Governors’ Cup issue raised the solid plausibility of a quarterfinal meeting long-lasting adversaries among Magnolia and Barangay Ginebra.
The Hotshots’ success over TNT KaTropa, 100-93, on Saturday in Davao City secured them in the 6th seed in the quarterfinals, where they will take on the third-positioned group toward the finish of the single-round ends.
Preceding Sunday’s games, Barangay Ginebra as of now sits at the third spot with a 7-3 win-misfortune card in front of its last game against NorthPort at 7 p.m.
The greater part of the situations point to a Ginebra-Magnolia confrontation in the quarterfinals where the Gin Kings will have a twice-to-beat advantage against their opponent Hotshots. Yet, Ginebra can in any case stay away from that early confrontation with perilous Magnolia.
With a Ginebra prevail upon NorthPort on Sunday and TNT prevail upon San Miguel on Wednesday, in addition to misfortunes by NLEX on Wednesday against Alaska, and Meralco on Sunday against Rain or Shine.
In the event that that occurs there will be a four-path tie for the lead position with a 8-3 card. In light of the tiebreak, Ginebra will fall No. 4 as the Kings will have a 1-2 record against the three groups engaged with the tie and their success differential at – 23, forget about it to their 24-point misfortune to Meralco.
Meralco will at that point end up at No. 1 seed by ethicalness of a +27 success differential, while NLEX will wind up as second seed with +9, and TNT third with – 13.
Missing a quarterfinal go head to head against Magnolia is uplifting news for Ginebra, correct? Not actually.
If Ginebra winds up as the fourth seed, that will probably mean a quarterfinal coordinate against San Miguel, which will go down to fifth seed under the situations.
We as a whole skill San Miguel can be a risky group even with a twice-to-beat detriment. The Beermen, truth be told, administered the last Commissioner’s Cup under that careful situation by beating second-seed NorthPort twice in the quarterfinals.