Apr 7, 2014

Crane Thunders sink B-Corsairs

Across-the-board production carried the Gunma Crane Thunders to a bounce-back 84-76 victory over the Yokohama B-Corsairs on Monday night in the bj-league. Carlos Dixon scored 24 points and provided eight rebounds, five assists and two steals for Gunma (13-33). Teammate Jermaine Green scored 15 ...

Apr 6, 2014

Iwate edges Akita again, extends win streak to six

The Iwate Big Bulls improved to 3-1 against the Akita Northern Happinets, winning back-to-back weekend games by three points apiece. On Sunday, Iwate handed the hosts an 81-78 defeat, stretching its winning streak to six games. The Big Bulls improved to 34-12. The Happinets ...

Apr 3, 2014

Nara bounces back against Oita

Four Bambitious Nara players sank two 3-pointers apiece and coach Koto Toyama’s club made it difficult for the Oita HeatDevils to score in bunches, salvaging a series split against the hosts on Thursday night. Nara’s 82-64 triumph featured Joe Chapman’s 18 points and Jamar ...

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 ...