TNT will face off against the rest of the PBA 3×3 cast on Sunday at the Ayala Malls Market as it defends its First Conference title! Market!.
The Triple Giga is still the favorite in the championship match, which will award 750,000 pesos in prize money to the winner. However, they will need help to retain their title against the other six finalists, including the top-seeded Cavitex Braves.
Almond Vosotros, Lervin Flores, Samboy De Leon, and Gryann Mendoza are set to return for their team’s fifth consecutive conference championship under coach Mau Belen.
Going into the championship round, TNT is seeded second, followed by Barangay Ginebra and Meralco.
The Triple Giga, Kings, and Bolts moved directly to the quarterfinals as the top four teams, along with Cavitex, to finish with the most Tour points at the conclusion of the six-leg preliminary round.
The six conference leg championships up for grabs were distributed among the four teams:Cavitex, TNT, and Ginebra.
The battle for the final four spots in the knockout round is between the fifth-seeded San Miguel, the sixth-seeded Wilcon Depot, the seventh-seeded Pioneer Elastoseal, the eighth-seeded Blackwater Razor Smooth, the ninth-seeded Northport, and the tenth-seeded Terrafirma.
The Beermen, who the Bossing and Batang Pier joins, heads pool A. While Pool B comprises Wilcon Depot, Pioneer Elastoseal, and Terrafirma.
Before the quarterfinals, six games are in the pool stage, starting at 2 p.m. o’clock with the San Miguel-Northport match, beginning the war of words.
In the following round, the winner of Pool A will play No. 4 Meralco, while Pool B will play No. 3 Barangay Ginebra.
In Pool B, the top-seeded Cavitex will face the second-place team, and in Pool A, the second-seeded TNT will face the second-place club.