Levanga hold off Northern Happinets in overtime

Nov 23, 2016

Levanga hold off Northern Happinets in overtime

Daniel Miller put the Levanga Hokkaido ahead for good in the final minute of overtime on Wednesday in their 75-70 triumph over the host Akita Northern Happinets. Miller’s jumper and subsequent free throw gave his club the narrowest of leads, 71-70, with 40 seconds ...

NeoPhoenix outlast Sunrockers to earn series split

Nov 20, 2016

NeoPhoenix outlast Sunrockers to earn series split

When a team’s point production decreases for four straight quarters, the odds of pulling out a victory become significantly harder. Exhibit A: The Sunrockers Shibuya produced that story on Sunday — and it didn’t involved a happy ending for coach BT Toews’ squad. Instead, ...

Fazekas powers Brave Thunders past Albirex

Nov 19, 2016

Fazekas powers Brave Thunders past Albirex

There’s no secret about the Kawasaki Brave Thunders’ recipe for success. It all starts with Nick Fazekas. The ex-NBA big man delivered a splendid 36-point, 11-rebound performance to guide Kawasaki past the Niigata Albirex BB on Saturday. Fazekas made 13 of 18 shots from ...

Evessa edge Kansai rival Lakestars

Nov 18, 2016

Evessa edge Kansai rival Lakestars

The Osaka Evessa jumped out to a 12-point lead after the opening quarter and held on for a narrow victory over the Shiga Lakestars on Friday night. The Evessa’s 86-82 win at Sumiyoshi Sports Center in Osaka raised their season record to 8-7 in ...

B. League needs more marquee players

| Nov 12, 2016

B. League needs more marquee players

The B. League is doing a commendable job marketing and promoting itself in its inaugural season. Social media feeds and magazine reports are ever-present aspects of the publicity machine in the early stages of the 2016-17 campaign. What’s more, TV highlights and game coverage ...

Nov 8, 2016

Big Bulls sign Clyde Drexler's son

The Iwate Big Bulls recently signed basketball Hall of Famer Clyde “The Glide” Drexler’s son Adam. The B. League’s second-division Big Bulls are currently 2-12, and the younger Drexler, a 196-cm forward, is expected to make his Iwate debut after the league’s current wide ...

Happinets beat Alvark to avenge defeat

Nov 7, 2016

Happinets beat Alvark to avenge defeat

Fueled by a 9-0 run to open the second quarter, the Akita Northern Happinets bounced back from a series-opening loss on Monday night. Akita defeated the Alvark Tokyo 78-64 in the B. League series finale at Yoyogi National Gymnasium No. 2. Shigehiro Taguchi and ...