Apr 3, 2016

HeatDevils pound hapless Lightning

The Hiroshima Lightning are getting outscored by 42.3 points per game this season. Which means that a 58-36 halftime deficit on Sunday is only a minor snapshot of their woes. As expected, things fell part for Hiroshima in the second half against the visiting ...

Apr 2, 2016

Hamamatsu relies on outside shooting to edge Iwate

Strong 3-point shooting carried the Hamamatsu Higashimikawa Phoenix past the Iwate Big Bulls on Saturday night. The Phoenix recorded a 69-68 victory in Toyohashi, Aichi Prefecture. The defending champions (31-14) shot 12-for-27 from beyond the arc. Seven Phoenix players made at least one 3-pointer. ...

Kinjo leads by example for Ryukyu

| Mar 31, 2016

Kinjo leads by example for Ryukyu

In the Ryukyu Golden Kings’ infancy, before the team made multiple championship game appearances, Shigeyuki Kinjo was one of the league’s most exciting, explosive Japanese backcourt stars. The Okinawa native had a real gift for taking — and making — gutsy shots and a ...

Watanabe, GW claim place in NIT title game

Mar 30, 2016

Watanabe, GW claim place in NIT title game

The George Washington men’s basketball team didn’t receive an invitation to the 68-team NCAA Tournament. Instead, Plan B has worked out quite well for rising star Yuta Watanabe and his Colonials teammates. GW defeated San Diego State 65-46 on Tuesday in the NIT semifinals ...

Mar 27, 2016

Broncos' woes continue in defeat to Happinets

In the history of professional sports — pick a sport, any sport — very few franchises have achieved the level of futility that’s become the Saitama Broncos’ trademark. Since the start of the 2013-14 season, the Broncos have lost 133 of their 148 regular-season ...

Mar 27, 2016

Johnson leads Phoenix past Hannaryz

Kejuan Johnson, the bj-league’s 2014-15 regular-season MVP while playing for the Sendai 89ers, delivered a big, bold reminder of his talent and impact on Saturday night. Now an integral part of the Hamamatsu Higashimikawa Phoenix’s lineup, Johnson had team-high totals in points (20), rebounds ...