Title hunt tips off for 16 playoff contestants

| Apr 28, 2016

Title hunt tips off for 16 playoff contestants

After the long regular season, 16 teams remain in the hunt for the bj-league title. The three-weekend postseason tournament tips off on Saturday with eight first-round series openers, four from each conference. The Western Conference’s top-seeded Kyoto Hannaryz (41-11) play host to the No. ...

Sendai forward White named bj-league MVP

Apr 27, 2016

Sendai forward White named bj-league MVP

Sendai 89ers forward Wendell White joined fellow league legend Lynn Washington, the retired Osaka Evessa icon, as the bj-league’s only two-time regular-season MVPs, as the league’s 11th and final regular-season awards were announced on Wednesday. White earned his first MVP honor for the 2009-10 ...

Apr 24, 2016

Steady Evessa beat rival Golden Kings

Balanced scoring fueled the Osaka Evessa’s 81-77 win over the Ryukyu Golden Kings, a fierce rival, in Saturday’s series opener. Led by Lawrence Blackledge’s 17 points and ex-Golden King Narito Namizato’s 16, Osaka improved to 35-16. Three teammates also reached double figures in points: ...

Apr 22, 2016

Yokohama cruises past Tokyo

The Yokohama B-Corsairs ended an eight-game slide on Friday night, whipping the Tokyo Cinq Reves in their bj-league series opener. Yokohama scored 64 second-half points en route to a 114-91 triumph in Tokyo’s Chuo Ward. B-Corsairs big man Jordan Henriquez-Roberts was unstoppable, pacing his ...