The elimination round of the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup has just ended with Phoenix hacking out a 104-100 win over GlobalPort in the first game and Brgy. Ginebra outlasting Rain or Shine in three overtimes to win by 8, 100-92.
With the victories of the Batang Pier and the Gin Kings, Blackwater Elite has now been eliminated while the 8th and final spot in the quarters will be disputed by TNT KaTropa and Phoenix Fuel Masters on Sunday, March 5, 6:30pm at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Here is the final team standings after the elims.
Brgy. Ginebra finishes at number 4 and will meet number 5 Rain or Shine in a best-of-three series. NLEX ends up at number 6 and will take on number 3 Alaska Aces in their own best-of-three affair.
GlobalPort is number 7 and will face number 2 Magnolia with the Hotshots armed with a twice-to-beat advantage.
Phoenix and TNT end up tied at number 8 and will figure in a knockout match for the right to meet top seed San Miguel Beermen in the quarters.
The quarterfinals will kick-off on Monday, March 5 at the MOA Arena with the two best-of-three matches.