Brave Thunders ride momentum to wrap up NBL title

Jun 5, 2016

Brave Thunders ride momentum to wrap up NBL title

The Toshiba Brave Thunders are the last men standing in the NBL. The Kawasaki-based club showed lots of resilience and energy in winning the final three games of the best-of-five NBL Finals, clinching the title with a 76-70 victory in Game 5 over the ...

Cambridge dreaming of big future

Jun 4, 2016

Cambridge dreaming of big future

Born to a Jamaican father and a Japanese mother, maybe sprinter Aska Cambridge has a slight edge genetically over most other runners in Japan. But that fact alone isn’t enough to make him an elite athlete. He needs to get physically stronger. In the ...

SeaHorses dig deep to take NBL Finals opener

May 28, 2016

SeaHorses dig deep to take NBL Finals opener

For 34 minutes, 33 seconds out of the 40 minutes of regulation, the Toshiba Brave Thunders led the game. But it was their experienced opponents who ended up getting the “W.” Aisin geared up defensively to take the momentum and prevailed late in the ...

Sakuragi still going strong for SeaHorses

May 28, 2016

Sakuragi still going strong for SeaHorses

Two decades ago, J.R. Sakuragi — well, J.R. Henderson, as he was known then — achieved the best accomplishment of his basketball career as his UCLA Bruins captured the NCAA championship with a 89-78 victory over Arkansas in the final at Seattle’s Kingdome during ...

Aisin, Toshiba renew storied rivalry in NBL Finals

May 27, 2016

Aisin, Toshiba renew storied rivalry in NBL Finals

The Aisin SeaHorses and Toshiba Brave Thunders squared off against each other during the final Japan Basketball League Finals to wrap up the 2012-13 season. Aisin edged Toshiba, winning the series 3-2. During this regular season, the two met five times. Toshiba won 3-2. ...

Kings, Alvark to clash in B. League opener

May 24, 2016

Kings, Alvark to clash in B. League opener

The B. League revealed on Tuesday that the Alvark Tokyo and Ryukyu Golden Kings will tip off the inaugural season on Sept. 22 at Yoyogi National Gymnasium. It is the sole game that will be played on the day, and the other matchups, which ...

SeaHorses upset Alvark to book place in NBL Finals

May 22, 2016

SeaHorses upset Alvark to book place in NBL Finals

The Aisin SeaHorses prevailed when things mattered most as they knocked the No. 1 seed Toyota Alvark out of the postseason with an 84-79 victory in Game 2 of the NBL playoff semifinals at Yoyogi National Gymnasium No. 2 on Sunday. The reigning league ...