Hannaryz punch ticket to Final Four with win over Lakestars

May 8, 2016

Hannaryz punch ticket to Final Four with win over Lakestars

After seeing their streak of three consecutive Final Four appearances halted by the Shiga Lakestars last season, the Kyoto Hannaryz avenged that series defeat over the weekend. Kyoto, the Western Conference’s No. 1 seed, eliminated Shiga from the playoffs on Sunday with an 88-77 ...

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: ...