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Revamped Tsukuba Robots fall to 0-17

Dec 6, 2014

Revamped Tsukuba Robots fall to 0-17

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Gloria Gaynor’s “I will Survive” was playing in the arena. The Tsukuba Robots intentionally did so and that was their message: they have made a fresh start. The Ibaraki Prefecture-based team played its first game under new management on Saturday, two days after it ...

Dec 6, 2014

Togashi scores season-high five points

Texas Legends guard Yuki Togashi sank a 3-pointer and a pair of free throws to finish with a season-best five points in his fifth NBA Development League game on Friday in a 119-113 loss to the visiting Oklahoma City Blue. The Niigata Prefecture native ...

Cavs cruise past Raptors

Dec 6, 2014

Cavs cruise past Raptors

Less than two weeks ago, the Raptors went into Cleveland and rallied from an early 18-point deficit to win 110-93, causing LeBron James to call the Cavaliers “a very fragile team.” It hasn’t taken long for Cleveland to toughen up. James had 24 points ...

NBL approves new Robots management company

Dec 5, 2014

NBL approves new Robots management company

The NBL approved a new management company to run the financially distressed Tsukuba Robots in Thursday’s general meeting in Tokyo, the league office officially announced Friday. A total of 11 Robots players had been released as they didn’t agree to new contracts with the ...

Curry, Thompson lead Warriors past Pelicans for 11th straight win

Dec 5, 2014

Curry, Thompson lead Warriors past Pelicans for 11th straight win

The Golden State Warriors built the top record in the NBA on the strength of their offense, one of the league’s best. They kept it going behind another strong defensive display. Stephen Curry had 19 points and a season-high 11 assists, Klay Thompson scored ...

76ers snap 17-game slide

Dec 4, 2014

76ers snap 17-game slide

The Philadelphia 76ers were 16 seconds into their game against the Minnesota Timberwolves and Henry Sims was stepping to the free throw line when referee Zach Zarba blew his whistle and stopped the game. Turns out the Sixers were going in the wrong direction, ...

Levanga Hokkaido, Wakayama Trians make coaching changes

Dec 3, 2014

Levanga Hokkaido, Wakayama Trians make coaching changes

The struggling Levanga Hokkaido announced on Wednesday that they’ve fired head coach Juan Manuel Hurtado Perez and named his assistant, Kota Mizuno, interim head coach. Last season, Perez, a 40-year-old Spaniard, led the NBL Eastern Conference club to a 31-23 record, the best winning ...

Pelicans spoil Durant's return

Dec 3, 2014

Pelicans spoil Durant's return

Kevin Durant didn’t look rusty when he drove past Anthony Davis for a two-handed dunk, or when he fired off any of his three 3-pointers. The 27 points scored by the reigning NBA MVP in his comeback from a foot injury just wasn’t enough ...

Spurs hand hapless 76ers 17th straight loss to start season

Dec 2, 2014

Spurs hand hapless 76ers 17th straight loss to start season

The Spurs didn’t have Tim Duncan or Tony Parker, and it gave Kawhi Leonard a chance to shine. Leonard scored a game-high 26 points and had a crucial three-point play in the final minute to help the San Antonio Spurs defeat the winless 76ers ...