PBA (July 17 - 21): With top seed in sight, TNT is the team to watch late in Commissioner’s Cup
Paul Lintag on Jul 16, 2019 08:45 AM
If the KaTropa beat Magnolia for the very last game of the elimination round, they keep first place.
The 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup playoffs is almost set, with just one more team missing to complete the post-season puzzle.
But while the top-2 seeds have been decided for a good amount of time now, the no. 1 team in the conference is yet to be finalized.
TNT holds the key and that’s why the KaTropa are the team to watch in the PBA’s set of games for July 17-21.
At 9-1, TNT will decide which team enters the playoffs as the number one seed. If the KaTropa beat Magnolia for the very last game of the elimination round, they keep first place.
If they lose, Northport takes over as no. 1 and TNT drops to second place. It’s that simple.
The top-2 seeds then see action in the playoffs on Sunday, win there once and it’s on to the semifinals.
Jul 17 @ Smart Araneta
4:30 p.m. San Miguel vs. Meralco
7:00 p.m. TNT vs. Magnolia
July 19 @ MOA Arena
7:00 p.m. Playoff for 8th place
July 20 @ MOA Arena
Quarterfinals for 3 vs. 6 and 4 vs. 5 (Game 1 of best-of-3)
July 21 @ TBA
Quarterfinals for 1 vs. 8 and 2 vs. 7 (Top-2 seeds hold 2x-to-beat)
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