Behind the outside bombs of Mikey Cabahug and Dennis Villamor, the Kings upended the maiden leg champion, 21-17, in their sudden-death match on Sunday for the eighth and last quarterfinal berth.
The Kings raced to a 6-1 lead and stretched it to 16-8 on the way to booking a playoff pairing against Pool A top seed and undefeated Terrafirma Dyip (4-0).
Cabahug catches fire
Cabahug led the Kings with 11 points including the game-clinching two pointer from the left flank.
The Tropang Giga and Kings were the third best teams in their respective groups, giving them one final shot at clinching a berth in the knockout round through a sudden-death match.
TNT played minus injured Jeremiah Gray, and while big man Lervin Flores was back following a two-game suspension, the first leg winner just couldn’t get past Purefoods TJ Titans and lost, 21-19, in its final game in pool play.
The Tropang Giga finished with a 1-2 record in Pool C, the same mark by the Kings in Pool B for third place.
Sista Super Sealers, who swept Pool B with a 3-0 record, will face Pool C no. 2 Limitless Appmasters (2-1) in the playoffs.
Purefoods also completed a three-game sweep of Pool C and gets to meet Leg 2 winner Meralco (2-1).
Pool B no.2 Platinum Karaoke (2-1) and fellow guest team Pioneer Pro Tibay (2-2), the third seeded team in Pool A, complete the other knockout pairings.
Barangay Ginebra (21) - Cabahug 11, Villamor 7, Go 3, Cunanan 0.
TNT (17) - Vosotros 8, De Leon 5, Flores 4.