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Brex use late rally to beat Alvark

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In a display of poise and focus, the Tochigi Brex rallied past the Alvark Tokyo on Wednesday night in the B. League. In the final 24 seconds, Takatoshi Furukawa and Ryan Rossiter made clutch shots to lead the Brex to a dramatic 77-76 win at Fuchu City Gymnasium. Rossiter’s 3-pointer ...

West wins high-scoring All-Star Game

Feb 20, 2017

West wins high-scoring All-Star Game

Pelicans’ Davis sets ASG mark with 52 pointsMove over, Wilt. After 55 years, one of your records is no more. Anthony Davis took care of that. At the defense-free dunkfest that now serves as the NBA’s All-Star Game, Davis scored a record 52 points ...

Veteran Parker leads Jets past Diamond Dolphins

Feb 19, 2017

Veteran Parker leads Jets past Diamond Dolphins

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For more than a decade in Japan, versatile forward Michael Parker has played an exciting, high-energy brand of all-around basketball. His arrival a few weeks into the 2007-08 season gave the Rizing Fukuoka a big spark at both ends of the floor, helping lead ...

Pacers' Robinson III soars to dunk crown

Feb 19, 2017

Pacers' Robinson III soars to dunk crown

Glenn Robinson III is the NBA’s new dunk king, with an assist to Indiana teammate Paul George, the Pacers’ mascot and a Pacers cheerleader. Robinson leaped over all three, snagging the ball from George along the way before finishing with an emphatic, two-hand, reverse ...

Feb 18, 2017

Oakley joins new 3-on-3 league as player-coach

Charles Oakley, the former NBA star arrested and ejected from Madison Square Garden last week, was named Friday as a player-coach in a new 3-on-3 basketball league debuting in June. Retired New York Knicks legend Oakley will join former NBA stars Chauncey Billups and ...

Feb 18, 2017

Gasol selected for NBPA post

Pau Gasol is the newest member of the National Basketball Players Association’s executive committee. The six-time All-Star from Spain was elected on Friday, and starts his three-year term immediately. The San Antonio Spurs big man replaces Steve Blake, who also had a three-year term ...

Kanamaru sparks SeaHorses in rout of Levanga

Feb 17, 2017

Kanamaru sparks SeaHorses in rout of Levanga

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The SeaHorses Mikawa delivered an impressive all-around performance, hammering the visiting Levanga Hokkaido 89-72 on Friday night. The title-chasing SeaHorses (27-8) shot 50.7 percent from the field. Sharpshooter Kosuke Kanamaru led the hosts’ high-performance offensive output, putting 33 points on the board. Kanamaru made ...

Feb 17, 2017

No. 1 Gonzaga whips San Francisco

Nigel Williams-Goss scored 30 points as undefeated and the No. 1 Gonzaga men’s basketball team beat San Francisco 96-61 on Thursday night, extending the nation’s longest winning streak to 27 games. Przemek Karnowski added 23 points and seven rebounds for Gonzaga (27-0, 15-0 West ...

Butler carries Bulls to victory over Celtics

Feb 17, 2017

Butler carries Bulls to victory over Celtics

Jimmy Butler and Isaiah Thomas should have plenty to talk about when they see each other in New Orleans this weekend. Butler made two free throws with 0.9 seconds left, sending the Chicago Bulls to a 104-103 victory over Thomas and the Boston Celtics ...

Westbrook bags yet another triple-double

Feb 16, 2017

Westbrook bags yet another triple-double

Russell Westbrook closed out the first half in familiar fashion — with a triple-double and a win. Westbrook scored 38 points and posted his 27th triple-double of the season to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the New York Knicks 116-105 on Wednesday night. ...