Oct 18, 2015

Lightning beat Five Arrows for first-ever bj-league win

After an 0-5 start, the Hiroshima Lightning achieved team history on Saturday, beating the visiting Takamatsu Five Arrows 95-79 for the franchise’s first victory as a bj-league team. Andre Murray, a Portland State alum, had 22 points on 10-for-15 shooting and Lightning teammate Gijo ...

Oct 16, 2015

Lakestars roll past Rizing

The Shiga Lakestars relied on a standout trio to ignite them to a series-opening 77-61 road victory over the Rizing Fukuoka on Friday. Shiga’s Kejuan Johnson, the league’s reigning MVP who suited up for the Sendai 89ers last season, scored a game-high 24 points, ...

Retooled Shimane makes strong start

| Oct 15, 2015

Retooled Shimane makes strong start

After a dreadful start, the Shimane Susanoo Magic became one of the league’s most improved teams as the 2014-15 season marched on. Now, as the new season enters its third week, they are looking to maintain their hot start: four wins in as many ...

Evessa complete series sweep of Bambitious

Oct 11, 2015

Evessa complete series sweep of Bambitious

The Osaka Evessa improved to .500 with their first series sweep of the young season by beating the Bambitious Nara 83-67 on Sunday. Osaka’s Olu Ashaolu had 23 points on 10-for-11 shooting and grabbed 12 rebounds with three assists, two steals and two blocks. ...

Oct 11, 2015

89ers heap more misery on Cinq Reves

The Sendai 89ers hammered the visiting Tokyo Cinq Reves on Saturday night, recording a 108-52 victory. The 89ers took a 28-14 lead into the second quarter and piled on the points as the game progressed. Tokyo, which lost 47 of 52 games last season, ...

Golden Kings to retire Newton's No. 50

| Oct 9, 2015

Golden Kings to retire Newton's No. 50

The Ryukyu Golden Kings will honor league legend Jeff Newton during their Nov. 7-8 series against the Rizing Fukuoka at Okinawa City Gymnasium, retiring his No. 50 jersey. Newton, 34, will travel to Okinawa from his home in Atlanta for the festivities, the team ...

Nash guides Firebonds to win over B-Corsairs

Oct 4, 2015

Nash guides Firebonds to win over B-Corsairs

There are only two games in the books, but Fukushima Firebonds rookie forward Le’Bryan Nash is off to a terrific start. Over the weekend, he delivered two big, bold performances, showing what he’s capable of doing during the 52-game season. A day after putting ...

Oct 4, 2015

Hannaryz deny Samuraiz

The Kanazawa Samuraiz fell short of victory in their regular-season debut in the bj-league, falling 68-64 to the visiting Kyoto Hannaryz on Saturday night. Kyoto, which set a league record for wins (44) last season, built a 38-22 halftime advantage, and the Samuraiz chipped ...