May 10, 2014

Ryukyu thrashes Hamamatsu in Game 1

The Ryukyu Golden Kings resembled a demolition crew on Saturday afternoon. Their target? Every phase of the Hamamatsu Higashimikawa Phoenix’s game plan. The top-seeded Golden Kings recorded a 79-49 victory in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinal series in Okinawa City. Ryukyu, which ...

Kennedy gives Niigata edge over Shinshu

May 4, 2014

Kennedy gives Niigata edge over Shinshu

Thomas Kennedy thrived in pressure-packed games for the Yokohama B-Corsairs last season en route to the franchise’s bj-league championship. This season, his role as a go-to scorer has seen him suit up for the Shimane Susanoo Magic (10 games), followed by a 14-game stint ...

Osaka overpowers Shiga in second half, triumphs in Game 1

May 3, 2014

Osaka overpowers Shiga in second half, triumphs in Game 1

The Osaka Evessa held the Shiga Lakestars to 19-for-60 shooting, seized control of the game in the third quarter and made a winner of Evessa coach Shunsuke Todo in his bj-league playoff debut. Osaka’s 77-54 victory in Yasu, Shiga Prefecture, included this attention-grabbing statistic: ...

Toyama's Joho named league MVP

| May 1, 2014

Toyama's Joho named league MVP

Shooting guard Masashi Joho and forward Ira Brown form a dynamic one-two punch for the Toyama Grouses, a partnership that has helped the Hokuriku-based team make significant improvements — notably a steady increase in wins — in each of their three seasons together. Here’s ...

Apr 27, 2014

Golden Kings finish regular season in style

The Ryukyu Golden Kings shattered their own league record for victories in the regular season, and the Toyama Grouses tied the old mark on an action-packed Sunday, the final day of the bj-league’s ninth season. Golden Kings 78, Phoenix 72 In Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture, ...