Balance, team defense are powering Niigata

| Apr 16, 2015

Balance, team defense are powering Niigata

The Niigata Albirex BB don’t have a player in the league’s top 10 in scoring, rebounding, assists, steals or blocks. But the Albirex, one of the league’s two flagship franchises along with the perennial struggling Saitama Broncos, have quality roster depth and a high ...

Apr 12, 2015

Sendai stretches winning streak to 11

The Sendai 89ers rolled to their 11th straight win on Saturday, downing the Toyama Grouses 86-78. Sendai big man Jeral Davis was virtually unstoppable, scoring 28 points on 13-for-17 shooting. He added eight rebound and three blocks for the 89ers (33-14). 89ers star Kejuan ...

Apr 10, 2015

Shiga trounces Oita for fifth straight win

The Shiga Lakestars took a 25-point lead into the fourth quarter against the host Oita HeatDevils on Friday night. Which was too much for the HeatDevils to overcome. Shiga earned an 87-68 victory in the bj-league series opener, extending its winning streak to five ...

Apr 5, 2015

Lakestars thrash Broncos

The Saitama Broncos topped the Shiga Lakestars in three statistical categories on Easter Sunday: turnovers, personal fouls and missed 2-point shots. It was a recipe for disaster. The Lakestars pounded the hosts 104-69 in the bj-league series finale. What’s more, Shiga outscored Saitama 51-21 ...

Hamamatsu torches Nara from 3-point range

Apr 4, 2015

Hamamatsu torches Nara from 3-point range

The Hamamatsu Higashimikawa Phoenix found their comfort zone from beyond the 3-point arc on Saturday. The Bambitious Nara only found frustration from the same spot at the opposite end of the court. The Phoenix drained 13 of 28 3-pointers and held the visitors to ...

Olympic channel set to innovate, inspire

| Apr 4, 2015

Olympic channel set to innovate, inspire

The evolution of Olympic TV coverage mirrors technological changes that have transformed broadcast media — and society — over the past 50-plus years. Consider these facts: For the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, NBC devoted 45 minutes per day to on-air coverage, and 12 total hours ...

Apr 3, 2015

Ryukyu whips West rival Fukuoka

Kibwe Trim notched a double-double and five teammates scored in double figures as the Ryukyu Golden Kings steamrolled the host Rizing Fukuoka 108-79 in their bj-league series opener on Friday. Reigning champion Ryukyu (38-9 overall, 18-5 on the road) led 60-45 at halftime, then ...

Apr 2, 2015

Hiroshima Lightning approved as 2015-16 expansion team

The Hiroshima Lightning will replace the Astrais Nagasaki as a new team entering the bj-league for the 2015-16 campaign, it was announced on Wednesday. Last week, Nagasaki Sports Town Management Co. Ltd.’s application to withdraw its entry for the upcoming season was approved by ...