The 2018 Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Governors’ Cup will be the third and last conference of the 2017–18 PBA season. The tournament allows teams to hire foreign players or imports with a height limit of 6’5″.
The tournament format for this conference is as follows:
Single-round robin eliminations; 11 games per team; Teams are then seeded by basis of their 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