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 ...

Oct 23, 2015

Bulls release former Yokohama guard Simmons

The Chicago Bulls waived former Yokohama B-Corsairs guard Marcus Simmons on Thursday. Chicago also cut veteran guard Jordan Crawford. The 198-cm Simmons, who played college ball at USC, spent last season in the NBA Development League, where he averaged 4.0 points per game for ...

Vets help get Sendai off to quick start

| Oct 22, 2015

Vets help get Sendai off to quick start

The Sendai 89ers have relied on the stellar contributions of several players en route to six straight wins to open the new season. Credit longtime point guard Takehiko Shimura and irreplaceable forward Wendell White along with several newcomers for setting the tone. Third-year bench ...

Joho dazzles as Grouses thrash Wat's

Oct 18, 2015

Joho dazzles as Grouses thrash Wat's

Since his arrival in Toyama for the start of the 2011-12 season, Masashi Joho, aka the consummate competitor, has been as fiercely determined to win as any player in the bj-league. What’s more, he changed the course of franchise history when he first donned ...

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 ...