YOKOHAMA (Japan) – The B.LEAGUE will be crowning a new champion this season with the Chiba Jets set to face B.LEAGUE Finals to be shown live on FIBA social media channels in the B.LEAGUE Finals 2020-21 this weekend and will be shown live on various FIBA social media channels.
The final showdown will be shown live on FIBA’s Facebook page, Weibo page, and Youtube channel. In addition, the Finals will be streamed on the FIBA Asia Champions Cup Facebook page. Commentary for the exciting action on these channels will be provided in English and Chinese.
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The first game of the best-of-three championship series will tip-off at 3:05 PM (GMT+9) on Saturday, May 29 and will be followed by Game 2 which will be played at 3:00 PM (GMT+9) on Sunday, May 30. Should the series need to be decided in a do-or-die Game 3, the showdown will be played on Monday, June 1 at 7:05 PM (GMT+9).
The Finals will be played at Yokohama Arena in Yokohama, the second most populous city in Japan.
The Utsunomiya Brex had the best record in the regular season at 49-11 and they followed through by meeting the expectations of reaching the Finals. The Brex won the B.LEAGUE crown in the inaugural season back in 2016-17, back when they were still Link Tochigi Brex. The squad includes stars like Makoto Hiejima, Kosuke Takeuchi, and Ryan Rossiter supported by promising prospect in Kai Toews. The Brex are also captained by Japan legend Yuta Tabuse.
The Chiba Jets were right behind Brex with the second best record in the regular season with a 43-14 record. This will be the Jets’ third straight Finals appearance after losing the Alvark both times prior. They are led by superstar Yuki Togashi, the 2018-19 season MVP, who is averaging 13.8 points and 5.6 assists per game this year. The team also features Spain national team member Sebastian Saiz as their leading scorer.