Four teams vying for last three Top Four berths. Take a look at the remaining four scenarios
Leo Austria's Beermen, Yeng Guiao's Road Warriors, Tim Cone's Kings and Chito Victolero's Hotshots still have a chance to secure twice-to-beat advantages in the quarterfinals. Jerome Ascano

IT’S the last day of the PBA Governors’ Cup eliminations on Sunday and the results of which will complete the playoff picture.

TNT KaTropa already clinched the first Top Four berth after their statement 121-92 win over Ginebra on Saturday regardless of the results on Sunday – finishing either on top or second seed, whatever scenario pans out after the doubleheader.

SPIN.ph made an unofficial computation based on the quotient system on which teams will complete the Top Four cast, and there are four remaining scenarios.

It also looks like Meralco is a lock for a spot in the top half of the quarterfinals as the Bolts will finish atop the standings in three scenarios and end up no lower than third in one scenario.

Idle Rain or Shine, despite its 7-4 record, seems already out of the running and is bound to wind up either sixth or seventh seed.

So that leaves four teams vying for the last three Top Four spots that come with a twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals.

Take a look.

 

Standings of the playoff-bound teams:

*Meralco             8-2

**TNT                   8-3

*Ginebra              8-3

*NLEX                  7-3

*SMB                     7-3

*ROS                     7-4

*Star                      6-4

*Blackwater      5-6

 

Games on Sunday at the Big Dome:

4:30 p.m. Star vs NLEX

6:45 p.m. Meralco vs SMB

 

Scenario 1 – NLEX beats Star and SMB beats Meralco

 

1. TNT 8-3 - 1.084

2. SMB 8-3 - 1.040 – if they beat Meralco by five points

3. Meralco 8-3 - 1.013 – if they lose to SMB by five points

4. NLEX 8-3 - .978

5. Ginebra 8-3 - .916

6. ROS 7-4

7. Star 6-5

8. Blackwater 5-6

 

Scenario 2 – Star beats NLEX and Meralco beats SMB

 

1. Meralco 9-2

2. TNT 8-3

3. GIN 8-3

4. Star 7-4 – 1.037 – if they beat NLEX by five points

5. NLEX 7-4 – 1.027 – if they lose to Star by five points

6. SMB 7-4 - .993

7. ROS 7-4 - .965

8. Blackwater 5-6

 

Scenario 3 – Star beats NLEX and SMB beats Meralco

 

1. Meralco 8-3 – 2.083 – if they lose to SMB by five points

2. TNT 8-3 – 1.098

3. SMB 8-3 – 1.077 – if they beat Meralco by five points

4. GIN 8-3 - .850

5. NLEX 7-4 – 1.025 – if they lose to Star by five points

6. Star 7-4 – 1.011 – if they beat NLEX by five points

7. ROS 7-4 - .981

8. Blackwater 5-6

 

Scenario 4 – NLEX beats Star and Meralco beats SMB

 

1. Meralco 9-2

2. TNT 8-3 – 1.171

3. GIN 8-3 – .927

4. NLEX 8-3 - .918

5. SMB 7-4 – winner over the other rule  

6. ROS 7-4

7. Star 6-5

8. Blackwater 5-6

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