Headlined by the Jets, who set a B.League record with 53 regular-season wins, the quest for the 2022-23 championship tips off with four quarterfinal matchups.
Second-year coach Kyle Milling's club has won 11 of its last 12 games, and the Hiroshima Dragonflies are leading the B.League's Western Conference.
Alvark coach Luka Pavicevic’s squad focused on playing more aggressively in its weekend rematch with the Kawasaki Brave Thunders, and the strategy paid off.
The B. League first-division club took a four game winning streak into its midweek showdown against West rival Ryukyu Golden Kings.
Riding a five-game winning streak, the Jets are one of three teams with 5-1 records to open the 2021-22 season.