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    Will it be Ginebra vs Magnolia or Ginebra vs San Miguel? See scenarios

    Jul 15, 2019

    BARANGAY Ginebra on Sunday clinched the fourth seed in the 2019 PBA Commissioner's Cup quarterfinals after an overtime victory over Columbian in which Justin Brownlee exploded for 50 points.

    The question now is, who will be the Kings’ opponent in the quarterfinals?.

    We explained a few days back how Ginebra will face either San Miguel or Magnolia in the Final 8. And following the Kings’ win over the Dyip and the SMB victory over Rain or Shine last Saturday in Cagayan De Oro, the scenarios have become simpler.

    To review, here are the standings heading into the final playdate of the eliminations, which will have San Miguel facing Meralco and Magnolia taking on TNT on Wednesday at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum

    3 Blackwater 7-4
    4 Barangay Ginebra 7-4
    5-6 Magnolia 5-5
    5-6 San Miguel 5-5

    Here are the pairings under the different scenarios:

    Magnolia win + San Miguel loss = Barangay Ginebra vs Magnolia quarterfinals

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    3 Blackwater 7-4
    4 Barangay Ginebra 7-4
    5 Magnolia 6-5
    6 San Miguel 5-6

    The Hotshots only need to win over TNT on Wednesday to seal the fifth spot and face the Kings in a best-of-three quarterfinals. Nothing new, if ever, since in the Philippine Cup, the Hotshots won the final two games of their best-of-three series to oust the Kings.

    Magnolia win + San Miguel win = Barangay Ginebra vs Magnolia quarterfinals

    3 Blackwater 7-4
    4 Barangay Ginebra 7-4
    5 Magnolia 6-5 (Magnolia defeated San Miguel in eliminations)
    6 San Miguel 6-5

    Even with a San Miguel win and a Magnolia win, it will still be a Manila Clasico in the quarterfinals.

    Magnolia loss + San Miguel loss = Barangay Ginebra vs Magnolia quarterfinals

    3 Blackwater 7-4
    4 Barangay Ginebra 7-4
    5 Magnolia 5-6 (superior quotient against Rain or Shine and San Miguel)

    Magnolia will still take the No. 5 spot even in the event of a triple tie with San Miguel and Rain or Shine at 5-6 due, by virtue of a superior quotient.

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    San Miguel win + Magnolia loss = Barangay Ginebra vs San Miguel quarterfinals

    3 Blackwater 7-4
    4 Barangay Ginebra 7-4
    5 San Miguel 6-5

    Aside from a win by the Beermen over the Bolts, San Miguel will still have to wait for the result of the Magnolia-TNT match where a Hotshots loss will have SMB gaining the fifth spot and a quarterfinal shot at Ginebra.

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