In the case of a tie amongst the PBA Team Bay Area, Ginebra, and Magnolia, which will be the team to defeat twice. The BAY AREA DRAGONS finished their elimination round with a 140-108 thrashing of TNT on Wednesday, finishing with a 10-2 record and claiming the first of two twice-to-beat incentives in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup quarterfinals.
There is only one spot up for grabs, and based on team standings, Magnolia Chicken Timplados and Barangay Ginebra have the best chance of claiming the other twice-to-beat spot in the Final Eight of PBA Team.
Magnolia has an 8-2 record, and Barangay Ginebra is 7-2, so the two teams could end up tied for first place with Bay Area on 10-2 records. This would occur if the Hotshots and Gins both win their remaining games for the PBA Team.
Magnolia will take against Meralco on Sunday and Rain or Shine on December 2, while Barangay Ginebra will take on NLEX on Friday, NorthPort on Sunday, and Converge on November 30.
WHO WILL GET THE TWICE-TO-BEAT IN A THREE-WAY TIE AT 10-2?
If the three teams tie, the tie will be broken using the PBA Team’s quotient system, which takes into account the points scored and points allowed in the games the three squads played against each other. To summarize, Ginebra won both games against Bay Area and Magnolia, winning 111-93 over the Dragons and 103-97 over the Hotshots. The Hotshots were defeated by the Dragons, 95-89.
The No. 1 seed will go to Barangay Ginebra with a 1.1263 quotient, with Bay Area taking the No. 2 spot in a close race. The Dragons will narrowly reach the second seed with a quotient of 0.94, while the Hotshots will drop to third with a quotient of 0.9393 on PBA Team.
This implies that if Magnolia had scored one more point versus Bay Area, the Hotshots would have taken second place.
In the PBA, every point counts.