Swift's comeback bid continues with tryout

Oct 20, 2016

Swift's comeback bid continues with tryout

Robert Swift’s attempt to revive his pro basketball career continues. More than five-and-a-half years after playing his final professional game for the Tokyo Apache, the veteran center is vying to make a comeback in the NBA Development League. On Sunday, Swift participated in a ...

Alvark cruise to win over 89ers

Oct 16, 2016

Alvark cruise to win over 89ers

The Tokyo Alvark set the tone for game-long dominance with consistent scoring in the paint and tough defense, featuring a persistent pursuit of the ball. Conversely, the Sendai 89ers never found a way to slow down the Alvark offense, and they struggled to score ...

SeaHorses jump out to big lead, fend off Evessa comeback

Oct 15, 2016

SeaHorses jump out to big lead, fend off Evessa comeback

The Osaka Evessa mounted a spirited comeback during Saturday’s series opener against the visiting SeaHorses Mikawa. But Evessa coach Dai Oketani’s squad fell short in the end, losing 76-69 at Fumin Kyosai Super Arena. Osaka (2-5) trailed 31-7 after the opening quarter and 46-25 ...

Brex pound Levanga for seventh straight victory

Oct 14, 2016

Brex pound Levanga for seventh straight victory

The Tochigi Brex took an eight-point cushion into halftime on Friday night. When they returned to the court for the second half, the Brex raised their intensity level and overpowered the Levanga Hokkaido, cruising to a 98-66 victory in Sapporo. The Brex (7-1) extended ...

Tochigi dominates action in triumph over Hokkaido

Oct 13, 2016

Tochigi dominates action in triumph over Hokkaido

Simple mathematics paid off for the visiting Tochigi Brex on Thursday night. Coach Tom Wisman’s squad outscored the Levanga Hokkaido in each of the four quarters in the series opener. The result? An 85-71 win for the Brex at the Hokkaido Prefectural Sports Center. ...

Geary has Nagoya thriving with defense

| Oct 13, 2016

Geary has Nagoya thriving with defense

The Nagoya Diamond Dolphins have opened the new season with a strong overall showing over the first three weeks. Second-year coach Reggie Geary’s team has won four straight games and shares the league lead for the best record (5-1) through Sunday. Four other teams ...

Aoki leaves lasting legacy on Japan hoops

Oct 11, 2016

Aoki leaves lasting legacy on Japan hoops

Whenever he stepped on the court during 11 distinguished seasons as a special ambassador for Japan pro basketball, Cohey Aoki increased the visibility of the sport. Fans loved watching him play, and rightfully so. He displayed a pure joy for the game, but exhibited ...

Hokkaido offense clicks in triumph over Akita

Oct 9, 2016

Hokkaido offense clicks in triumph over Akita

Balanced scoring guided the Levanga Hokkaido past the Akita Northern Happinets in their series opener on Sunday in Sapporo. Takanobu Nishikawa scored a team-high 24 points in Levanga’s 76-70 victory at the Hokkaido Prefectural Sports Center. Hokkaido’s Daniel Miller added 15 points, 46-year-old shooting ...

NeoPhoenix's defense shines in triumph over B-Corsairs

Oct 8, 2016

NeoPhoenix's defense shines in triumph over B-Corsairs

The San-en NeoPhoenix delivered an impressive defensive performance on Saturday in their series opener against the struggling Yokohama B-Corsairs. First-year NeoPhoenix head coach Hiroki Fujita’s team rejected nine shots, with six players blocking one or more attempts in a 71-62 home victory. San-en, the ...

Armstrong extends career in Japan

| Oct 8, 2016

Armstrong extends career in Japan

The Chiba Jets’ home gymnasium is far from the ultra-bright lights and mammoth-size arenas that dot the NBA landscape. But, in its first season, the new B. League offers rookies and seasoned veterans the same opportunity: a chance to play the game and earn ...