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Susanoo Magic end drought with win over Firebonds

Nov 9, 2014

Susanoo Magic end drought with win over Firebonds

by Ed Odeven

Rebuilding a team from scratch is never expected to be a simple task. There are countless examples that it takes hard work and patience to accomplish this, including in the NBA this season with team president Phil Jackson’s New York Knicks. In the bj-league, ...

Warriors beat Rockets to stay unbeaten

Nov 9, 2014

Warriors beat Rockets to stay unbeaten

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr can’t figure out how his team is still undefeated. After a 98-87 victory over the depleted Houston Rockets on Saturday night gave the Warriors their first 5-0 start in 20 years, Kerr laughed about his club’s 26 turnovers. ...

Nov 8, 2014

Fukushima rallies for victory over Shimane

by Ed Odeven

The Fukushima Firebonds overcame a 10-point halftime deficit and snapped an eight-game losing streak on Saturday against the visiting Shimane Susanoo Magic, winning 73-67. The Firebonds (2-9) outscored the Magic 29-17 in the third quarter to pull ahead 52-50 in Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture. Guard ...

Conley's late 3 lifts Grizzlies over Thunder

Nov 8, 2014

Conley's late 3 lifts Grizzlies over Thunder

Even without injured stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City made the latest chapter of its rivalry with Memphis look like many of the previous ones. Oklahoma City’s Serge Ibaka missed what would have been a game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer, and Memphis ...

LeBron, Cavs still working out issues

Nov 8, 2014

LeBron, Cavs still working out issues

by Paul Newberry

The Cleveland Cavaliers are going to be just fine. But it’s going to take time. James and his latest version of the Big Three are still a work in progress, which was evident as they lost three of their first four games. Not surprisingly ...

Nov 7, 2014

Hot-shooting Akita pounds struggling Fukuoka

by Ed Odeven

Deshawn Stephens scored a team-high 24 points on 9-for-11 shooting and five teammates reached double figures as the Akita Northern Happinets rolled to a 116-86 road victory over the Rizing Fukuoka on Friday night. Akita (9-2 overall, 6-1 on the road) led 33-15 after ...

Spurs can't stop Howard

Nov 7, 2014

Spurs can't stop Howard

Heading into a game with the San Antonio Spurs, Houston Rockets coach Kevin McHale had his eye on a few matchups. A specific one that caught his eye was getting Dwight Howard in the post. The plan worked. With San Antonio missing big bodies ...

Hayward beats buzzer, Cavs

Nov 6, 2014

Hayward beats buzzer, Cavs

Gordon Hayward prides himself on his self-control. After hitting a step-back, game-winning jumper at the buzzer, he couldn’t help himself. He let out all his emotion in a celebratory frenzy. “I’ve never really done that before,” Hayward said. “It was just one of those ...

Blazers beat LeBron, Cavs

Nov 5, 2014

Blazers beat LeBron, Cavs

Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts took it upon himself to address Damian Lillard’s night. “You don’t have to ask what’s wrong with Damian anymore,” Stotts said. “Actually, you don’t ever have to ask.” That question was better asked about LeBron James and the Cleveland ...

Hot Rockets move to 4-0

Nov 4, 2014

Hot Rockets move to 4-0

Play time is over, Houston. The Rockets are off to their best start since 1996 thanks in part to a lightweight schedule. Up next, games against NBA finalists Miami and San Antonio that will serve as an early-season proving ground for a team with ...

Melo reaches 20,000 points

Nov 3, 2014

Melo reaches 20,000 points

Before forcing his way to New York, Carmelo Anthony recalled how he marveled at the numbers that Denver Nuggets teammate Allen Iverson had posted in his career. On Sunday night, Anthony joined his former teammate, becoming the sixth youngest to join the NBA’s 20,000 ...