Akita in position for another trip to Final Four

| Feb 18, 2016

Akita in position for another trip to Final Four

The Akita Northern Happinets gained valuable experience as the back-to-back championship runner-up squad the past two seasons, but they didn’t fulfill their ultimate goal. Despite the disappointment of losing consecutive title games, the Northern Happinets remain one of the league’s elite teams. It all ...

Arnold ignites to lead Albirex past B-Corsairs

Feb 14, 2016

Arnold ignites to lead Albirex past B-Corsairs

The Yokohama B-Corsairs matched the visiting Niigata Albirex’s intensity for the opening quarter on Sunday. After that, things fell apart for the B-Corsairs. Hot-shooting Niigata erupted for 29 second-quarter points and seized control of the game in a runaway 104-83 victory at Hiratsuka Gymnasium. ...

Feb 13, 2016

Johnson sparks Kyoto in rout of Fukuoka

Tyren Johnson, who made his debut with the Kyoto Hannaryz a few days before Christmas, delivered an all-around performance that helped carry the Western Conference leaders to a 71-58 road victory over the Rizing Fukuoka on Saturday. Johnson, a 2012 NBA Development League All-Star ...

Feb 11, 2016

Shiga pounds Hiroshima to complete series sweep

The Shiga Lakestars hammered the Hiroshima Lightning for the second straight day on Thursday, winning an afternoon matinee 98-56. The Lakestars (22-10) led 30-14 after the opening period in Shunan, Yamaguchi Prefecture, and extended their advantage to 27 points by halftime. Shiga out-rebounded the ...

Aoki looking to set B-Corsairs on even keel

| Feb 11, 2016

Aoki looking to set B-Corsairs on even keel

As the season marches closer to the finish line, the Yokohama B-Corsairs are striving to develop consistency and climb in the Eastern Conference standings. Since the start of December, first-year bench boss Taketo Aoki’s club has had the following results: win, loss, loss, win, ...

Brave Warriors down B-Corsairs to keep playoff hopes alive

Feb 7, 2016

Brave Warriors down B-Corsairs to keep playoff hopes alive

The Shinshu Brave Warriors are currently playing their best basketball of the season in an attempt to make a push for a playoff berth. Coach Koju Munakata’s team won for the fourth time in four games on Sunday, 75-64, defeating the Yokohama B-Corsairs for ...

Feb 6, 2016

Ryukyu's Kishimoto shines in triumph over Kyoto

Ryuichi Kishimoto ignited the Ryukyu Golden Kings on offense on Saturday. The perimeter marksman sank 4 of 9 3s and shot 4-for-4 from inside the arc and 5-for-5 at the free-throw line in a 25-point effort in Ryukyu’s 84-78 triumph over the host Kyoto ...

Feb 1, 2016

Family ties lead Toyama past Gunma

Bob and Bobby Nash, a father-son coaching tandem, have kept the Toyama Grouses in the hunt for the Eastern Conference title in the bj-league’s final season. The Grouses recorded their eighth straight victory on Sunday, posting a 93-62 home triumph over the Gunma Crane ...

Jan 30, 2016

Akita's Taguchi, Otsuka dominate in rout of Tokyo

Shigehiro Taguchi and Yuto Otsuka carried the Akita Northern Happinets to a lopsided win over the lowly Tokyo Cinq Reves on Saturday night. Taguchi buried 5 of 7 3-pointers in a 28-point effort and Otsuka sank 7 of 9 from beyond the arc and ...