Blackwater emerged as the first to make the playoffs of the Philippine Basketball Association 3×3 Leg 6 Second Conference Season 2 after completing a two-game sweep of its pool play on Saturday at Robinsons Place Antipolo Extension.
The Red President made short work of Terrafirma, 20-11, before Hubert Cani exploded for 10 points in a 22-14 win over Leg 4 winner Platinum Karaoke to emerge unscathed in Pool B.
Multiple leg winner TNT also secured a berth in the knockout stage as it also completed a 2-0 record in Pool A.
The Tropang Giga edged previous leg winner Cavitex, 21-20, and then followed it up with a 21-13 victory over Meralco.
Six more quarterfinals berths are still up for grabs as off press time.
Other early pool play winners include Cavitex over Meralco, 21-19, San Miguel against Pioneer Elastoseal, 21-17, and J&T over Purefoods, 20-19.
The top eight teams after the pool play will advance in the quarterfinals to be played on Sunday.
The final leg winner of the conference will receive P100,000, while runner up gets P50,000, and third placer P30,000.