Feb 6, 2016

Ryukyu's Kishimoto shines in triumph over Kyoto

Ryuichi Kishimoto ignited the Ryukyu Golden Kings on offense on Saturday. The perimeter marksman sank 4 of 9 3s and shot 4-for-4 from inside the arc and 5-for-5 at the free-throw line in a 25-point effort in Ryukyu’s 84-78 triumph over the host Kyoto ...

Feb 1, 2016

Family ties lead Toyama past Gunma

Bob and Bobby Nash, a father-son coaching tandem, have kept the Toyama Grouses in the hunt for the Eastern Conference title in the bj-league’s final season. The Grouses recorded their eighth straight victory on Sunday, posting a 93-62 home triumph over the Gunma Crane ...

Jan 30, 2016

Akita's Taguchi, Otsuka dominate in rout of Tokyo

Shigehiro Taguchi and Yuto Otsuka carried the Akita Northern Happinets to a lopsided win over the lowly Tokyo Cinq Reves on Saturday night. Taguchi buried 5 of 7 3-pointers in a 28-point effort and Otsuka sank 7 of 9 from beyond the arc and ...

Kawai faces tall task in new job with HeatDevils

| Jan 28, 2016

Kawai faces tall task in new job with HeatDevils

Will Ryuji Kawai resurrect the Oita Ehime HeatDevils’ season? Will the former Hamamatsu Higashimikawa Phoenix and Shinshu Brave Warriors bench boss find a way to lead the HeatDevils to their second straight playoff appearance for the first time in franchise history? Entering the season’s ...

Nash guides East to victory in final bj-league All-Star Game

Jan 24, 2016

Nash guides East to victory in final bj-league All-Star Game

Le’Bryan Nash wanted the ball and craved the opportunity to showcase his impressive talents on a big stage. The Fukushima Firebonds rookie forward admitted he wanted a shiny trophy, too. Mission accomplished. Nash helped lead the East to a 115-108 victory over the West ...

League blows chance to honor Aoki

| Jan 23, 2016

League blows chance to honor Aoki

It’s absolutely ridiculous that the most popular player in bj-league history is not going to play in the circuit’s 10th and final All-Star Game. But it’s not surprising. Really, it isn’t. The bj-league has often failed to do things logically. And it’s often failed ...

Ryukyu's Ravenel comes up big in victory over Kanazawa

Jan 3, 2016

Ryukyu's Ravenel comes up big in victory over Kanazawa

Starting big man Evan Ravenel dominated at both ends of the court on Sunday, guiding the Ryukyu Golden Kings to an 87-83 win over the Kanazawa Samuraiz. The Golden Kings (19-7 overall, 8-4 at home) earned a series split in Okinawa City. Ravenel had ...

Jan 2, 2016

Soma sparks Osaka in rout of Niigata

The Osaka Evessa didn’t shy away from feeding the ball to Takuya Soma on the perimeter on Saturday. Smart move. The 24-year-old swingman sank 9 of 16 3-pointers and scored a game-high 29 points, leading the Evessa to an 85-64 victory over the Niigata ...

Golden Kings continue winning tradition

| Jan 2, 2016

Golden Kings continue winning tradition

The Ryukyu Golden Kings have been so good for so long that they’ve maintained a winning formula for nearly a decade. Sure, team president Tatsuro Kimura and his staff tinker with the Golden Kings roster each year, adding a few key pieces to the ...