Nov 9, 2015

B-Corsairs bounce back to earn series split

The Yokohama B-Corsairs delivered a gritty performance to close out the weekend, beating the host Akita Northern Happinets 81-75 on Sunday. As a result, first-year B-Corsairs bench boss Taketo Aoki’s club improved to 6-6 and salvaged a series split after Akita won the weekend ...

Nov 9, 2015

Samuraiz score victory over Lakestars

The Kanazawa Samuraiz climbed above .500 with a series-opening, 83-64 victory over the Shiga Lakestars on Saturday. The Samuraiz (6-5), a first-year franchise, received strong efforts from several players to rout Shiga in Kanazawa. Andrew Fitzgerald paced the hosts with 21 points and Gyno ...

Nakamura working old magic with Niigata

| Nov 6, 2015

Nakamura working old magic with Niigata

It shouldn’t be a big shock that the Niigata Albirex BB have made a sizzling start under fiery bench boss Kazuo Nakamura, whose alleged retirement lasted one season. Nakamura, who turns 75 next month, has transformed the East-leading Albirex (9-1) into the league’s highest-scoring ...

Nov 3, 2015

Verdell Jones III joins D-League's Warriors

Guard Verdell Jones III, who helped the Fukushima Firebonds reach the bj-league playoffs as an expansion team last season, has been named to the Santa Cruz Warriors’ 15-man training camp roster, the NBA Development League team announced on Monday. Training camp opened on Tuesday ...

Hard-working Albirex pound Broncos

Nov 1, 2015

Hard-working Albirex pound Broncos

The Niigata Albirex BB and Saitama Broncos have provided a decade-long case study: different ways of doing business. Their records speak for themselves. As the two charter members of the bj-league, formed as a six-team circuit for the 2005-06 season, they were once viewed ...

Nov 1, 2015

Woodbury, Warren combine to lead Phoenix past HeatDevils

The defending champion Hamamatsu Higashimikawa Phoenix rode the one-two punch of Terrance Woodbury and Reggie Warren to a 102-88 victory over the Oita Ehime HeatDevils on Saturday night. Woodbury sank 6 of 10 3-pointers en route to a game-best 32 points. He also grabbed ...

Oct 31, 2015

Kanazawa whips Hiroshima, improves to .500

The Kanazawa Samuraiz, a first-year franchise, improved to 5-5 after a second rout on the road in as many days over the expansion Hiroshima Lightning, winning 114-84 on Friday night. Kanazawa out-rebounded the hosts 55-32 and finished with 21 assists to their five. The ...

Sharpshooter Aoki leads Rizing past Bambitious

Oct 26, 2015

Sharpshooter Aoki leads Rizing past Bambitious

Old reliable Cohey Aoki remains one of the few constants in an ever-changing Japan basketball landscape. Season after season, Aoki knocks down big shots at crucial moments of countless contests. What’s more, his free-throw shooting accuracy (around 90 percent since the bj-league’s launch in ...

Oct 25, 2015

White leads 89ers to narrow win over Firebonds

Veteran forward Wendell White had 41 points and 10 rebounds as the Sendai 89ers edged the Fukushima Firebonds 97-95 in Saturday’s series opener. White sank five 3-pointers and 10 of 13 shots from the free-throw line in Minamisanriku, Miyagi Prefecture, helping the 89ers improve ...