The participating teams are Alaska Aces, Barangay Ginebra San Miguel, Blackwater Elite, Columbian Dyip, GlobalPort Batang Pier, Meralco Bolts, NLEX Road Warriors, Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok, Phoenix Fuelmasters, Rain or Shine Elasto Painters, San Miguel Beermen (defending champions), and the TNT Katropa.
Please refer to the list below for more details.
LIST: Tournament Format 2018 PBA Commissioner's CupELIMINATION ROUND
➢ 11 games per team
➢ Top 8 teams advance to the Quarterfinals
➢ Bottom 4 teams will be eliminated
➢ Ranking will be based on win-loss records
➢ If there is a triple tie or more, PBA quotient system will be used
➢ Playoff game is only applicable for the 8th spot
➢ QF1: #1 vs #8 (#1 twice-to-beat advantage) #1 will only need to win once; #8 will need to win twice
➢ QF2: #2 vs #7 (#2 twice-to-beat advantage) #2 will only need to win once; #7 will need to win twice
➢ QF3: #3 vs #6 (best-of-3) first team to get 2 wins will advance to the SEMIS
➢ QF4: #4 vs #5 (best-of-3) first team to get 2 wins will advance to the SEMIS
➢ SF1: QF1 winner vs QF4 winner (best-of-5) first team to get 3 wins will advance to the FINALS
➢ SF2: QF2 winner vs QF3 winner (best-of-5) first team to get 3 wins will advance to the FINALS
➢ SF1 winner vs SF2 winner (best-of-7) first team to get 4 wins will be the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup champions
➢ QF - quarterfinal
➢ SF - semifinal
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