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Brave Thunders roll past Alvark for 15th straight victory

Dec 23, 2016

Brave Thunders roll past Alvark for 15th straight victory

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A sensational start fueled the Kawasaki Brave Thunders’ latest victory. Coach Takuya Kita’s club opened Friday’s game against the Alvark Tokyo, another powerhouse team, with a 16-0 run. Tokyo rebounded with a strong second quarter, but lost 93-81 as the Brave Thunders extended their ...

Dec 23, 2016

Duke suspends tripping-prone Allen

Duke suspended Grayson Allen indefinitely from the team Thursday, one day after he was caught tripping an opponent for the third time in a year. In a brief statement announcing the suspension, coach Mike Krzyzewski said the program “needed to take further steps regarding ...

Durant, Warriors storm back to post victory over Nets

Dec 23, 2016

Durant, Warriors storm back to post victory over Nets

The Golden State Warriors knew they would need energy and were missing the guy who often provides it, so they weren’t totally surprised by their poor first half. “It’s kind of what we expected,” coach Steve Kerr said. “I don’t know I expected to ...

Thunder ease past Pelicans

Dec 22, 2016

Thunder ease past Pelicans

Russell Westbrook’s left-handed, inside-out dribble wrong-footed Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday, creating an open lane for a driving layup. That was one of many scoring highlights for the Oklahoma City star, who sometimes looked like he could have outscored New Orleans by himself. He didn’t ...

Dec 22, 2016

Former Laker Sacre set to join Sunrockers

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Ex-Los Angeles Lakers center Robert Sacre will join the B. League’s Sunrockers Shibuya, a basketball insider told The Japan Times. According to the source, the 27-year-old big man is scheduled to arrive in Japan in early January. The annual single-elimination All-Japan Championship is being ...

Streaking Jets rout Grouses for 13th straight win

Dec 18, 2016

Streaking Jets rout Grouses for 13th straight win

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Winning breeds confidence. And the Chiba Jets’ sky-high confidence is augmented by relentless defensive energy and a potent offense. Those elements were on full display on Sunday in a well-rounded 90-65 victory over the struggling Toyama Grouses at Funabashi Arena. That performance gave the ...

Dec 13, 2016

College player charged in murder

Prosecutors charged Western Michigan basketball player Jovieair Kennedy with murder and armed robbery Monday, accusing him of gunning down a fellow student during a robbery of a cellphone and money. Kennedy, 20, was arraigned Monday in the shooting of 19-year-old Jacob Jones at an ...