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Fujioka building big reputation

Apr 26, 2017

Fujioka building big reputation

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She is big, strong, tough, smart, and can do everything. Youngster Manami Fujioka could be the next floor leader and star guard for the Japan women’s national basketball team. It’s only been one year since she graduated from the University of Tsukuba, but Fujioka ...

Rockets advance to West semis

/ Apr 26, 2017

Rockets advance to West semis

The Houston Rockets are headed to the Western Conference semifinals after using strong defense and a balanced scoring attack to overcome another big game by Russell Westbrook and eliminate the Oklahoma City Thunder with a 105-99 victory in Game 5 on Tuesday night. James ...

Warriors sweep away Trail Blazers in rout

/ Apr 25, 2017

Warriors sweep away Trail Blazers in rout

Long after the Trail Blazers had left their court, many of Golden State’s players celebrated on the floor at the Moda Center to the delight of a rather large contingent of yellow-clad fans who chanted “War-ri-ors! War-ri-ors!” The first-round sweep was sweet, even in ...

Kerr to miss Game 4 against Trail Blazers

/ Apr 24, 2017

Kerr to miss Game 4 against Trail Blazers

Ailing Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr says he won’t be on the sidelines for Game 4 on Monday against the Portland Trail Blazers because of symptoms stemming from back surgery. Kerr stayed behind at the team hotel for Saturday night’s Game 3 at ...

Cavaliers finish off Pacers in four

/ Apr 24, 2017

Cavaliers finish off Pacers in four

LeBron James stuck to the old script Sunday. Again, he bailed out the Cleveland Cavaliers. And again, he sent the Indiana Pacers home for vacation. On yet another milestone day for basketball’s king, James’ crowning achievement was making the go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:08 to ...

Golden Kings make quick work of Evessa

/ Apr 22, 2017

Golden Kings make quick work of Evessa

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Two teams entered Saturday’s contest with the same target: improving their chances of making the playoffs. The Ryukyu Golden Kings did just that, winning 84-69 over the host Osaka Evessa. The longtime bj-league rivals who captured seven of the league’s 11 titles, now competing ...