Big Bull Peppers proud to be underdog

| Apr 2, 2014

Big Bull Peppers proud to be underdog

The Japan Times features periodic interviews with players in the bj-league. Josh Peppers of the Iwate Big Bulls is the subject of this week’s profile. Position: Forward Age: 28 Ht: 200 cm Wt: 92 kg Hometown: Memphis, Tennessee College: Central Florida Noteworthy: Since 2007, ...

Apr 2, 2014

HeatDevils run away from Bambitious

A strong third-quarter performance fueled the Oita HeatDevils’ 97-88 victory over the visiting Bambitious Nara on Thursday. Trailing 51-47 at halftime, Oita outscored Nara 26-12 in the third quarter to take a 10-point advantage into the final period. Devonne Giles led the HeatDevils (20-25) ...

Ryukyu's 22-game home winning streak ends in loss to Oita

Mar 30, 2014

Ryukyu's 22-game home winning streak ends in loss to Oita

The Ryukyu Golden Kings dropped their first home game of the season on Oct. 12. What followed was an epic winning streak in Okinawa. The Golden Kings’ 22-game home winning streak ended on Sunday as the Oita HeatDevils topped the Western Conference powerhouse 81-69 ...

Mar 29, 2014

Struggling Yokohama falling out of playoff race

The defending bj-league champion Yokohama B-Corsairs are fading from playoff contention. The visiting Niigata Albirex BB handed Yokohama its eighth loss in the past 10 games on Saturday, winning 92-82. The B-Corsairs (18-25) have lost four straight games and occupy eighth place in the ...

Ryukyu improves to 15-5 on road, sweeps Nara

Mar 23, 2014

Ryukyu improves to 15-5 on road, sweeps Nara

The Ryukyu Golden Kings have the league’s stingiest defense this season, allowing 68.0 points a game. Coach Tsutomu Isa’s squad’s success on the road is also quite impressive, with the Golden Kings winning 15 of 20 away games to date. Their latest road game, ...

Mar 22, 2014

Northern Happinets breeze past Broncos

The Eastern Conference leaders put on an offensive clinic against cellar-dwelling Saitama on Saturday afternoon. The result? The Akita Northern Happinets defeated the Broncos 113-96 in Odate, Akita Prefecture. Not only did the Northern Happinets improve to 34-9, they also shot 67.3 percent (35-for-52) ...

Mar 21, 2014

Oita earns comprehensive victory over Shimane

Seeking a return to the playoffs for the first time since the 2006-07 bj-league season, the Oita HeatDevils delivered a strong effort against the visiting Shimane Susanoo Magic on Friday night. In an 89-75 win, the HeatDevils dominated in the rebounding department (51-26), forced ...