2017 FBA Playoffs

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The 2017 FBA Playoffs is the post-season tournament of the Furry Basketball Association's 2016-17 season. The tournament is scheduled to begin on Saturday May 6th, 2017 and is slated to finish by Saturday June 24th, 2017. It will be the first playoffs overseen by Deputy Commissioner Nate Marcus.

Format

All rounds are best-of-seven series; the team that has four wins advances to the next round. Each round follows a 2H–2L-1H–1L–1H format, where H represents games hosted by the team with the better seed, and L represents games hosted by the team with the worse seed. Home court advantage in the first three rounds belongs to the better-seeded team, even if the worse-seeded team had a better regular season record. Home court advantage in the FBA Finals is determined by regular season record, followed by playoff winning percentage, then head-to-head record, followed by record vs. opposite conference.

Seeding

Within each conference, the three division winners and the five non-division winners with the most wins qualify for the playoffs. Each conference's bracket is fixed; there is no reseeding. The seedings are based on each team's record; however, the division winners are guaranteed to be ranked at least fourth, regardless of record. This allows one non-division winner to benefit from a superior record than other division winners by taking a higher seed in the playoffs.

Tiebreakers

The tiebreakers that determine seedings are:

  1. Division leader wins tie from team not leading a division (only when determining 4th seed)
  2. Overall record
  3. Conference record
  4. Division record (for the tied teams that are in the same division)
  5. Home game record
  6. Head-to-head record
  7. Rank from last season

If there are more than two teams tied, the team that wins the tiebreaker gets the best seed, while the other teams are "re-broken" from the first step until all ties are resolved. Since the three division winners are guaranteed a spot in the top four, ties to determine the division winners have to be broken prior to resolving any other ties.

Playoff Chase

When a date is listed, that is when the team clinched the indicated category. Numbers in brackets are wins needed to clinch. Numbers without brackets indicate number of games behind.

Eastern Conference

Rank Team Record Clinched
Playoff berth Division title Best record
in Conference
Best record
in FBA
1 Williamsburg Minutemen 53-27 Apr 3 Apr 18 Apr 23 Apr 30
2 Queens Pride 49-31 Apr 1 Apr 1 - -
3 Tennessee Moonshiners 47-33 Apr 8 Apr 23 - -
4 Huntsville Mayors 44-36 Apr 10 - - -
5 Pittsburgh Keystones 43-37 Apr 15 - - -
6 Tallahassee Typhoons 43-37 Apr 17 - - -
7 Baltimore Spirits 37-43 Apr 27 - - -
8 Lorain Firestorm 37-43 Aor 29 - - -
9 Albany Alphas 37-43 - - - -
10 Biloxi Voodoo 33-47 - - - -
11 Bangor Tides 32-48 - - - -
12 Plymouth Taproots 16-64 - - - -


Western Conference

Rank Team Record Clinched
Playoff berth Division title Best record
in Conference
Best record
in FBA
1 Montana Howlers 53-27 Apr 9 Apr 20 Apr 20 -
2 Edmonton Totems 47-33 Apr 22 - - -
3 Alaska Arctics 45-35 Apr 22 Apr 28 - -
4 Winnipeg Voyageurs 41-39 Apr 26 Apr 26 - -
5 Santa Ana Spectrums 44-36 Apr 22 1 - -
6 Seattle Summit 44-36 Apr 22 - - -
7 Las Vegas Wildcards 41-39 Apr 30 - - -
8 San Jose Thrust 41-39 Apr 28 - - -
9 Hawaii Kahunas 40-40 - - - -
10 Texas Lone Stars 38-42 - - - -
11 Arizona Whips 29-51 - - - -
12 Dakota Bikers 26-54 - - - -

Notes

a. When records are tied, notes will be placed here to distinguish which teams beat others and why.

Bracket

Teams in bold have advanced to the next round. The numbers to the left of each team indicate the team's seeding in its conference, and the numbers to the right indicate the number of games the team won in that round. The division champions are marked by an asterisk. Teams with home court advantage are shown in italics.

As of June 8 games

Conference quarterfinals
Best-of-7
Conference semifinals
Best-of-7
Conference finals
Best-of-7
FBA finals
Best-of-7
            
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Western Conference

Western Quarterfinals

(1) Montana Howlers vs. (8) San Jose Thrust

May 29 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Thrust 29 27 27 26 109
Howlers 20 28 29 24 101
Boxscore

   

Arena: Treasure State Arena - Billings, MT

Player of the Game: Jonathan Lawyer (Meerkat, F/G) - 20 pts, 4 reb, 3 ast

   

 Jonathan Lawyer


May 31 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Thrust 20 29 22 25 96
Howlers 20 25 28 27 100
Boxscore

   

Arena: Treasure State Arena - Billings, MT

Player of the Game: Kresta Renstill (Silver Fox, G) - 21 pts, 4 reb, 4 ast

   

 Kresta Renstill


June 2 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Howlers 28 25 23 25 101
Thrust 22 23 17 28 90
Boxscore

   

Arena: Rabbit Valley Pavilion II - San Jose, CA

Player of the Game: Vincent Maraundi (Caracal, G/F) - 18 pts, 2 reb, 1 stl

   

 Vincent Maraundi


June 4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Howlers 20 28 19 20 87
Thrust 23 20 19 26 88
Boxscore

   

Arena: Rabbit Valley Pavilion II - San Jose, CA

Player of the Game: Jonathan Lawyer (Meerkat, F/G) - 17 pts, 2 reb, 3 ast

   

 Jonathan Lawyer


Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Thrust 23 23 19 20 85
Howlers 26 28 20 20 94
Boxscore

   

Arena: Treasure State Arena - Billings, MT

Player of the Game: Kresta Renstill (Silver Fox, G) - 31 pts, 4 reb, 4 ast, 1 stl

   

 Kresta Renstill


Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Howlers 22 20 21 24 87
Thrust 21 24 18 19 82
Boxscore

   

Arena: Rabbit Valley Pavilion II - San Jose, CA

Player of the Game: Kresta Renstill (Silver Fox, G) - 15 pts, 4 reb, 6 ast, 2 stl

   

 Kresta Renstill


June 10
San Jose Thrust at Montana Howlers
(if necessary)
Treasure State Arena - Billings, MT

(insert blurb here)

Regular season series

This is the 1st meeting in the playoffs between the San Jose Thrust and the Montana Howlers in recent history.

Last Playoffs meeting: None


(2) Edmonton Totems vs. (7) Las Vegas Wildcards

May 29 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 OT F
Wildcards 17 15 21 23 5 81
Totems 18 18 22 18 14 90
Boxscore

     

Arena: Bete Noir Pavilion - Edmonton, AB

Player of the Game: Kasa Yalenchka (Snow Leopard, G) - 27 pts, 4 ast, 1 blk

 Kasa Yalenchka (Snow Leopard, G)


May 31 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Wildcards 29 17 25 15 86
Totems 20 23 21 16 80
Boxscore

   

Arena: Bete Noir Pavilion - Edmonton, AB

Player of the Game: Misha Maxwell (Cheetah, G) - 19 pts, 2 reb, 3 ast, 2 stl

   

 Misha Maxwell


June 02 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Totems 21 22 18 21 82
Wildcards 27 19 21 20 87
Boxscore

   

Arena: Fremont Palace - Las Vegas, NV

Player of the Game: Wayne Kirkpatrick (Tasmanian Devil, F) - 24 pts, 3 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl

   

 Wayne Kirkpatrick


June 4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Totems 16 19 21 16 72
Wildcards 19 17 19 21 76
Boxscore

   

Arena: Fremont Palace - Las Vegas, NV

Player of the Game: Wayne Kirkpatrick (Tasmanian Devil, F) - 15 pts, 4 ast

   

 Wayne Kirkpatrick


June 6 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 OT F
Wildcards 12 22 17 13 14 78
Totems 19 14 15 16 12 76
Boxscore

     

Arena: Bete Noir Pavilion - Edmonton, AB

Player of the Game: Misha Maxwell (Cheetah, G) - 27 pts, 3 reb, 8 ast

 Misha Maxwell (Cheetah, G)


June 8
Edmonton Totems at Las Vegas Wildcards
(if necessary)
Fremont Palace - Las Vegas, NV
June 10
Las Vegas Wildcards at Edmonton Totems
(if necessary)
Bete Noir Pavilion - Edmonton, AB

(insert blurb here)

Regular season series

This is the 1st meeting in the playoffs between the Las Vegas Wildcards and the Edmonton Totems in recent history.

Last Playoffs meeting: None.


(3) Alaska Arctics vs. (6) Seattle Summit

May 29 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 OT F
Summit 28 27 33 20 7 115
Arctics 27 17 29 35 8 116
Boxscore

     

Arena: Arctic Tundra Arena - Anchorage, AK

Player of the Game: Cliff Matthiews (Canadian Lynx, G) - 31 pts, 2 reb, 12 ast

 Cliff Matthiews (Canadian Lynx, G)


May 31 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Summit 24 20 27 27 98
Arctics 23 26 29 19 97
Boxscore

   

Arena: Arctic Tundra Arena - Anchorage, AK

Player of the Game: Daniel Quvianuq (Polar Bear, C) - 22 pts, 6 reb, 3 ast, 1 blk

   

 Daniel Quvianuq


June 2 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Arctics 30 20 25 27 102
Summit 25 27 28 30 110
Boxscore

   

Arena: Safe Arena - Seattle, WA

Player of the Game: Jake Turner (Red Fox, C/F) - 20 pts, 6 reb, 1 ast

   

 Jake Turner


June 4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Arctics 22 30 21 28 101
Summit 26 28 23 28 105
Boxscore

   

Arena: Safe Arena - Seattle, WA

Player of the Game: Daniel Quvianuq (Polar Bear, C) - 25 pts, 7 reb, 4 ast, 1 stl, 2 blk

   

 Daniel Quvianuq


June 6 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Summit 23 28 30 26 107
Arctics 34 22 33 24 113
Boxscore

   

Arena: Arctic Tundra Arena - Anchorage, AK

Player of the Game: Cliff Matthiews (Canadian Lynx, G) - 32 pts, 3 reb, 11 ast, 2 stl

   

 Cliff Matthiews


June 8 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Arctics 28 25 20 23 96
Summit 24 36 21 27 108
Boxscore

   

Arena: Safe Arena - Seattle, WA

Player of the Game: Daniel Quvianuq (Polar Bear, C) - 28 pts, 11 reb, 3 ast, 1 stl, 1 blk

   

 Daniel Quvianuq


June 10
Seattle Summit at Alaska Arctics
(if necessary)
Arctic Tundra Arena - Anchorage, AK

(insert blurb here)

Regular season series

This is the 2nd meeting in the playoffs between the Seattle Summit and the Alaska Arctics in recent history.

Last Playoffs meeting: 2015 Western Conference Quarter Finals (Artics won 4-3)


(4) Winnipeg Voyageurs vs. (5) Santa Ana Spectrums

May 29 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Spectrums 29 30 24 28 111
Voyageurs 23 32 26 31 112
Boxscore

   

Arena: Riverside Stadium - Winnipeg, MB

Player of the Game: Kevin Malka (Giant Pangolin, F) - 26 pts, 8 reb, 4 ast, 2 stl, 2 blk

   

 Kevin Malka


May 31 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Spectrums 27 27 30 22 106
Voyageurs 28 29 23 27 107
Boxscore

   

Arena: Riverside Stadium - Winnipeg, MB

Player of the Game: Yves Carbonneau (Arctic Fox, G/F) - 19 pts, 5 reb, 5 ast, 1 stl

   

 Yves Carbonneau


June 2 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Voyageurs 28 27 33 31 119
Spectrums 30 27 32 31 120
Boxscore

   

Arena: The Prism Palace - Santa Ana, CA

Player of the Game: Aditya Anggun (Balinese Civet, G) - 28 pts, 1 reb, 9 ast

   

 Aditya Anggun


June 4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Voyageurs 26 25 28 33 112
Spectrums 29 25 27 29 110
Boxscore

   

Arena: The Prism Palace - Santa Ana, CA

Player of the Game: Derek Kim (Kkachi, G) - 27 pts, 1 reb, 9 ast, 1 blk

   

 Derek Kim


June 6 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Spectrums 29 25 21 24 99
Voyageurs 28 29 24 25 106
Boxscore

   

Arena: Riverside Stadium - Winnipeg, MB

Player of the Game: Kevin Malka (Giant Pangolin, F) - 19 pts, 1 reb, 3 ast, 1 stl, 3 blk

   

 Kevin Malka


June 8
Winnipeg Voyageurs at Santa Ana Spectrums
(if necessary)
The Prism Palace - Santa Ana, CA
June 10
Santa Ana Spectrums at Winnipeg Voyageurs
(if necessary)
Riverside Stadium - Winnipeg, MB

(insert blurb here)

Regular season series

This is the 2nd meeting in the playoffs between the Santa Ana Spectrums and the Winnipeg Voyageurs.

Last Playoffs meeting: 2013 Western Conference Quarter Finals (Winnipeg won 4-1)


Eastern Conference

Eastern Quarterfinals

(1) Williamsburg Minutemen vs. (8) Lorain Firestorm

May 30 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Firestorm 11 12 10 28 61
Minutemen 16 7 16 19 58
Boxscore

   

Arena: Patriot Stadium - Williamsburg, VA

Player of the Game: Michelle Sundos (Genet, G) - 27 pts, 5 reb, 19 ast, 1 stl

   

 Michelle Sundos


June 1 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Firestorm 17 19 17 18 71
Minutemen 15 22 17 23 77
Boxscore

   

Arena: Patriot Stadium - Williamsburg, VA

Player of the Game: Vera La Tiérra (Red Vixen, G) - 24 pts, 4 reb, 9 ast

   

 Vera La Tiérra


June 3 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Minutemen 22 17 28 19 86
Firestorm 18 17 27 22 84
Boxscore

   

Arena: The Fireplace - Lorain, OH

Player of the Game: Vera La Tiérra (Red Vixen, G) - 13 pts, 4 reb, 11 ast, 3 stl

   

 Vera La Tiérra


June 5 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Minutemen 18 23 16 14 71
Firestorm 20 16 18 20 74
Boxscore

   

Arena: The Fireplace - Lorain, OH

Player of the Game: Aisha Melbourne (Mink, F/C) - 13 pts, 10 reb, 4 ast, 1 stl

   

 Aisha Melbourne


June 7 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Firestorm 20 11 17 17 65
Minutemen 22 15 17 14 68
Boxscore

   

Arena: Patriot Stadium - Williamsburg, VA

Player of the Game: Renee Fiora (Malamute, F) - 20 pts, 4 reb, 7 ast

   

 Renee Fiora


June 9 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Minutemen 22 17 19 17 75
Firestorm 18 18 14 19 69
Boxscore

   

Arena: The Fireplace - Lorain, OH

Player of the Game: Renee Fiora (Malamute, F) - 20 pts, 5 reb, 5 ast

   

 Renee Fiora


June 11
Lorain Firestorm at Williamsburg Minutemen
(if necessary)
Patriot Stadium - Williamsburg, VA

(insert blurb here)

Regular season series

This is the first meeting in the playoffs between the Lorain Firestorm and the Williamsburg Minutemen in recent history.

Last Playoffs meeting: N/A.


(2) Queens Pride vs. (7) Baltimore Spirits

May 30 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Spirits 13 22 14 22 71
Pride 17 25 15 18 75
Boxscore

   

Arena: Rucker Stadium - Queens, NY

Player of the Game: Zoie Wilds (African Hunting Dog, G) - 15 pts, 5 reb, 3 ast

   

 Zoie Wilds


June 1 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Spirits 23 22 22 23 90
Pride 24 19 26 25 94
Boxscore

   

Arena: Rucker Stadium - Queens, NY

Player of the Game: Xavier Knutten (Squirrel, G/F) - 21 pts, 4 reb, 3 ast, 1 stl

   

 Xavier Knutten


June 3 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Pride 21 24 18 20 83
Spirits 26 22 25 12 85
Boxscore

   

Arena: Charm City Center - Baltimore, MD

Player of the Game: Corbin A. Li’Arci (Lynx, G) - 22 pts, 3 reb, 4 ast, 1 stl

   

 Corbin A. Li’Arci


June 5 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Pride 18 20 22 24 84
Spirits 26 22 22 21 91
Boxscore

   

Arena: Charm City Center - Baltimore, MD

Player of the Game: Corbin A. Li’Arci (Lynx, G) - 26 pts, 5 reb, 4 ast, 1 stl

   

 Corbin A. Li’Arci


June 7 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Spirits 22 18 25 13 88
Pride 25 26 13 28 92
Boxscore

   

Arena: Rucker Stadium - Queens, NY

Player of the Game: Zoie Wilds (African Hunting Dog, G) - 21 pts, 2 reb, 6 ast

   

 Zoie Wilds


June 09 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Pride 16 27 15 34 92
Spirits 21 23 21 24 89
Boxscore

   

Arena: Charm City Center - Baltimore, MD

Player of the Game: Micah Davenport (Border Collie, F/G) - 21 pts, 3 reb, 4 ast

   

 Micah Davenport


June 11
Baltimore Spirits at Queens Pride
(if necessary)
Rucker Stadium - Queens, NY

(insert blurb here)

Regular season series

Last Playoffs meeting: 2010 Eastern Conference Quarter Finals (Queens won 4-0)


(3) Tennessee Moonshiners vs. (6) Tallahassee Typhoons

May 30 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 OT F
Typhoons 16 20 17 38 19 110
Moonshiners 21 28 22 20 16 107
Boxscore

     

Arena: The Still - Nashville, TN

Player of the Game: Klaus Korber (Doberman, G) - 28 pts, 3 reb, 8 ast, 3 stl

 Klaus Korber (Doberman, G)


June 1 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Typhoons 21 23 25 28 97
Moonshiners 30 21 26 23 100
Boxscore

   

Arena: The Still - Nashville, TN

Player of the Game: Hank Sawyer (Virginia Opossum, G) - 24 pts, 3 reb, 7 ast, 2 stl

   

 Hank Sawyer


June 3 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Moonshiners 27 26 20 15 88
Typhoons 21 27 24 10 82
Boxscore

   

Arena: Merrill Palace - Tallahassee, FL

Player of the Game: Merill Providence (Raccoon-taur, G) - 24 pts, 7 reb, 3 ast, 1 blk

   

 Merill Providence


June 5 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 OT F
Moonshiners 21 22 22 20 13 98
Typhoons 22 17 35 11 21 106
Boxscore

     

Arena: Merrill Palace - Tallahassee, FL

Player of the Game: Rosalie Smoot (American Bison, F/C) - 25 pts, 3 reb, 6 ast, 1 stl

 Rosalie Smoot (American Bison, F/C)


June 7 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Typhoons 33 19 35 20 107
Moonshiners 24 38 21 18 101
Boxscore

   

Arena: The Still - Nashville, TN

Player of the Game: Klaus Korber (Doberman, G) - 28 pts, 4 reb, 8 ast, 1 stl

   

 Klaus Korber


June 9 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Moonshiners 26 29 26 28 109
Typhoons 28 31 26 26 111
Boxscore

   

Arena: Merrill Palace - Tallahassee, FL

Player of the Game: Klaus Korber (Doberman, G) - 29 pts, 2 reb, 11 ast

   

 Klaus Korber


June 11
Tallahassee Typhoons at Tennessee Moonshiners
(if necessary)
The Still - Nashville, TN

(insert blurb here)

Regular season series

This is the first meeting in the playoffs between the Tallahassee Typhoons and the Tennessee Moonshiners.

Last Playoffs meeting: N/A


(4) Huntsville Mayors vs. (5) Pittsburgh Keystones

May 30 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Keystones 22 24 24 24 94
Mayors 28 24 23 22 97
Boxscore

   

Arena: Explorer Stadium - Huntsville, AL

Player of the Game: Jim McCormick (Badger, G/F) - 29 pts, 5 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl, 2 blk

   

 Jim McCormick


June 1 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Keystones 28 19 24 21 92
Mayors 21 25 26 15 87
Boxscore

   

Arena: Explorer Stadium - Huntsville, AL

Player of the Game: Shirley Takamoto (Jaguar, F/G) - 26 pts, 5 reb, 3 ast

   

 Shirley Takamoto


June 3 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Mayors 17 26 15 28 86
Keystones 24 22 22 17 85
Boxscore

   

Arena: AmeriSteel Forum - Pittsburgh, PA

Player of the Game: Emina Ferhatović (Cross Fox, C/F) - 12 pts, 7 reb, 2 ast, 2 blk

   

 Emina Ferhatović


June 5 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Mayors 28 18 15 22 83
Keystones 18 22 22 20 82
Boxscore

   

Arena: AmeriSteel Forum - Pittsburgh, PA

Player of the Game: D’Angelo MacQuilkin (Lion, G) - 22 pts, 11 reb, 6 ast, 1 blk

   

 D’Angelo MacQuilkin


June 7 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Keystones 23 14 21 11 69
Mayors 23 16 10 22 71
Boxscore

   

Arena: Explorer Stadium - Huntsville, AL

Player of the Game: Emina Ferhatović (Cross Fox, C/F) - 15 pts, 9 reb, 3 ast, 2 stl, 3 blk

   

 Emina Ferhatović


June 9
Huntsville Mayors at Pittsburgh Keystones
(if necessary)
AmeriSteel Forum - Pittsburgh, PA
June 11
Pittsburgh Keystones at Huntsville Mayors
(if necessary)
Explorer Stadium - Huntsville, AL

(insert blurb here)

Regular season series

This is the first meeting in the playoffs between the Pittsburgh Keystones and the Huntsville Mayors in recent history.

Last Playoffs meeting: N/A.


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