Feb 8, 2015

Cinq Reves slump to 17th straight loss

The Tokyo Cinq Reves won three of their first five games this season. It appeared to be a positive sign for the third-year franchise, which went 18-34 in 2012-13 and 13-39 last season. Since then, the team, led by third-year bench boss Motofumi Aoki, ...

Feb 7, 2015

Defense, fan support fuel Akita's success on road

The Akita Northern Happinets have rattled off 16 victories in their past 17 games. What’s more, first-year bench boss Makoto Hasegawa’s team now has a jaw-dropping 16-2 record in road games after a 97-74 dismantling of the Iwate Big Bulls on Saturday afternoon. Akita, ...

Johnson secures victory for Broncos at free-throw line

Feb 6, 2015

Johnson secures victory for Broncos at free-throw line

Without defenders’ hands in his face, contesting his shot and trying to disrupt his timing, Saitama Broncos forward Gary Johnson was a potent weapon on Friday night at Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium. Johnson capitalized on his frequent visits to the free-throw line in the bj-league ...

Feb 3, 2015

Gunma guard Morrison arrested on suspicion of drug possession

Gunma Crane Thunders guard Marcus Morrison on Tuesday morning was arrested on suspicion of marijuana possession, according to several published reports. Gunma Prefectural Police arrested Morrison at 6:55 a.m. at his home in Isesaki, Gunma Prefecture. The Cannabis Control Law was cited for the ...

West prevails in high-tempo bj-league All-Star Game

Feb 2, 2015

West prevails in high-tempo bj-league All-Star Game

In a fast-paced game of dueling run-and-gun offenses, including 79 3-point shots in all, the Western Conference had the better scoring touch in the pivotal fourth quarter. The West had 35 fourth-quarter points — neither team had a higher scoring output in any of ...