PBA elimination round is very short and if your team will not win that much, the chances are, your team will end up eliminated or battling just to get that final ticket to make it to the playoffs. And after getting that last spot, the team will then face the number 1 seeded team with a twice-to-win disadvantage. For a coach, that's better compared to not even having a chance to play and make an early exit in the tournament. And that's the position the Alaska Aces, Meralco Bolts, and the Phoenix Pulse Fuel Masters is facing right now in the 2019 PBA Commissioner's Cup.

As of now, there are two teams who are in the 8th position, they are Alaska Aces and Phoenix Pulse Fuel Masters. They both have the win-loss record of 4-7. While Meralco is in 10th place with 3-7.

Meralco's last game will be against the San Miguel Beermen. The scenarios will be:

Two-way tie (Meralco loses to San Miguel)

The Aces and the Fuel Masters will battle it out for the eighth and final quarterfinal spot through a playoff match.

Triple tie (Meralco beats San Miguel)

8 Alaska 4-7 (1.012 quotient)
8 Meralco 4-7 (1.011)
10 Phoenix Pulse 4-7 (0.977)

In a two-way tie, Alaska and Phoenix will be battling for the 8th spot. While in a three-way tie Alaska and Meralco will be the one that will be battling for the 8th spot.