The fourth season of the Professional Basketball League (LPB) 2018 will start next August 31 with the duel between the Correcaminos de Colón, current three-time champions of the league, and the Caballos de Coclé, finalists of 2016 and 2017, reported today a sports source.
The 2018 Panamanian basketball tournament will have six teams. They are the Panteras de Costa del Este, Universitarios, Atlético Nacional, Toros de Chiriquí, Correcaminos de Colón and Caballos de Coclé, according to the LPB statement.
The first date of the tournament of the LPB will completed by the duels between the Panteras de Costa del Este and Universitarios, while the closing of the day will be marked by Atlético Nacional and Toros de Chiriquí.
The three matches of the first date will be played in the gymnasium of the Santa María La Antigua University (USMA), located in the peripheries of the Panamanian city.
In the official notice, the LPB states like the 2017 season, the four best quintets of the regular round will advance to the semifinals, which will be played in a series of three matches between the ranked 1 against 4 and the 2 against the 3, to define the finalists.
The grand final will be a single duel, to be played at the Arena Roberto Duran, as is already traditional in the basketball tournament of the Central American country.