From a total of 12 teams in the eliminations round then reduced to eight when the Quarterfinals began and now only four ball clubs left as the 2022 PBA Philippine Cup enters its Semi-Finals round.
|August 3, 2022||TNT vs Magnolia||3:00 PM||Smart Araneta Coliseum|
|August 3, 2022||San Miguel vs Meralco||6:00 PM||Smart Araneta Coliseum|
|August 5, 2022||San Miguel vs Meralco||3:00 PM||Smart Araneta Coliseum|
|August 5, 2022||TNT vs Magnolia||6:00 PM||Smart Araneta Coliseum|
|August 7, 2022||TNT vs Magnolia||4:30 PM||Smart Araneta Coliseum|
|August 7, 2022||San Miguel vs Meralco||6:30 PM||Smart Araneta Coliseum|
|August 10, 2022||San Miguel vs Meralco||3:00 PM||Smart Araneta Coliseum|
|August 10, 2022||TNT vs Magnolia||6:00 PM||Smart Araneta Coliseum|
|August 12, 2022||TNT vs Magnolia||3:00 PM||Smart Araneta Coliseum|
|August 12, 2022||San Miguel vs Meralco||6:00 PM||Smart Araneta Coliseum|
|August 14, 2022||San Miguel vs Meralco||4:30 PM||Smart Araneta Coliseum|
|August 14, 2022||TNT vs Magnolia||6:30 PM||Smart Araneta Coliseum|
|August 17, 2022||TNT vs Magnolia||3:00 PM||Smart Araneta Coliseum|
|August 17, 2022||San Miguel vs Meralco||6:00 PM||Smart Araneta Coliseum|
The San Miguel Beermen looks like wanted to regain their position in the PBA All-Filipino conference after finishing at the number one standings after the elims. June Mar Fajardo is back in his “Kraken” figure where most of the teams in the league considered him a headache when it comes to player match-up. Though several key ingredients during their previous run are now gone in the SMB lineup yet with the addition of Mo Tautuaa, CJ Perez and the rest of the newbies their trademark as the team-to-beat in the no-import conference still exists.
The Meralco Bolts need to go through the pinhole of a needle in order to secure their semis berth versus the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel. They led as much as 21 points in their do-or-die showdown against team NSD but all of those advantages got erased in the fourth quarter. Good thing Raymond Almazan was there and hit that clutch 3-pointer to respond to LA Tenorio’s beyond-the-arc shot which puts Ginebra ahead for a moment until the Bolts shut the door completely against the team that torments them the Governos’ Cup.
With Mikey Williams fully back in the TNT roster, the KaTropa is poised to defend their Philippine Cup crown. In their quarterfinals series versus the newcomer the Converge FiberXers it appears like it’s a walk in the park for them. They took advantage of the inexperience of Converge in the post-elimination round where they mounted a points advantage as high as 33 points. As usual, Williams lead the way as he registered 26 markets during that match.
The Magnolia Hotshots Timplados will try to avenge their last year’s defeat against TNT but this time around in the semis. Similar to the Bolts, Magnolia’s entry to the semi-finals wasn’t an easy task as they needed another extra quarter to dispose of the pesky NLEX Road Warriors. Paul Lee traded three-pointers in the last quarter against NLEX shooters led by Don Allado, Calvin Oftana, and JR Quinahan. Yet, in the overtime period, the squad coached by Chito Victolero was able to get the needed separation after Calvin Abueva converted his two crucial free throws.
The 2022 Philippine Cup Quarterfinals are headed on our way as eight teams are going to battle it out against their respective opponents and pave their way into the biggest stage of the playoffs, the Finals.
To start off, the first matchups will be played at the Smart Araneta Coliseum this upcoming Sunday for their Best-of-three series. It is going to be featured by the Magnolia Chicken Timplados Hotshots and the NLEX Road Warriors, squads who are going to clash in the first game of that day at 4:30 in the afternoon.
|July 24, 2022||Magnolia vs NLEX||4:30 PM||Smart Araneta Coliseum||GIN 82 - 93 MER||Chris Newsome|
|July 24, 2022||Ginebra vs Meralco||6:30 PM||Smart Araneta Coliseum||MAH 98 - 89 NLX||Mark Barroca|
|July 27, 2022||TNT vs Converge||3:00 PM||Smart Araneta Coliseum||TNT 116 - 95 CNV||Mikey Williams|
|July 27, 2022||San Miguel vs Blackwater||6:00 PM||Smart Araneta Coliseum||SMB 123 - 93 BWE||Marcio Lassiter|
|July 29, 2022||Ginebra vs Meralco||3:00 PM||FilOil Eco Oil Centre||GIN 94 - 87 MER||Japeth Aguilar|
|July 29, 2022||NLEX vs Magnolia||6:00 PM||FilOil Eco Oil Centre||NLX 90 - 77 MAH||Kevin Alas|
|July 31, 2022||NLEX vs Magnolia||4:30 PM||Mall of Asia Arena||MAH 112 - 106 NLX||Jio Jalalon|
|July 31, 2022||Ginebra vs Meralco||4:30 PM||Mall of Asia Arena||GIN 104 - 106 MER||Chris Newsome|
In the second contest, we are going to witness the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel and the Meralco Bolts having another series against one another at 6:30 in the evening. Both of the franchises are famous for their rivalry in the Governors’ Cup Finals where they have battled four times already. In addition, they are one of the most anticipated series in the post-season.
Meanwhile, the twice-to-beat games are still going to be at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. It is going to be on the 27th of July, just three days after the first day of the quarterfinals.
On that day, we are going to see the TNT Tropang Giga having a match against the newest competitor, the Converge FiberXers at three o’clock in the afternoon. The Tropang Giga has the twice-to-beat advantage in their series, finishing at the second spot in the standings category with eight victories and three beatings.
The San Miguel Beermen and the Blackwater Bossing are going to host the second contest on Wednesday at 6:00 PM. San Miguel has the upper hand in this series against Blackwater as they ended the elimination round with nine triumphs and two defeats and sat at the number one spot for most of that round.
On July 29, we are going to see the second match of the four teams that are part of the best-of-three series. However, the venue has been changed, moving the series to San Juan at the Filoil EcoOil Centre.
In the first matchup, Meralco and Ginebra are going to have another head-to-head game against each other in their second contest at 3:00 PM. In the evening at 6:00 PM, the Road Warriors and the Hotshots are going to have at it with one another once again.
If necessary, the following quarterfinals games and schedule are going to be added.