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SeaHorses edge Evessa in OT

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The SeaHorses Mikawa clung to a one-point in the closing seconds of overtime against the visiting Osaka Evessa on Thursday night. Mikawa escaped with an 84-83 triumph after Osaka’s Shota Konno and Takuya Hashimoto both missed jump shots in the final 9 seconds of OT. Former NBA forward J.R. Sakuragi ...

Brave Thunders edge Sunrockers to spoil Sacre's debut

Jan 18, 2017

Brave Thunders edge Sunrockers to spoil Sacre's debut

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The title-chasing Kawasaki Brave Thunders kept poised and made pivotal plays when they needed to in a Kanto showdown with the Sunrockers Shibuya on Wednesday night. The Brave Thunders finished on top, winning 69-66 and denying former Los Angeles Lakers center Robert Sacre a ...

Heat beat Rockets despite Harden's haul

Jan 18, 2017

Heat beat Rockets despite Harden's haul

The way the Miami Heat saw it, this was a reward. Goran Dragic had 21 points and eight assists and Wayne Ellington scored 18 off the bench as the Heat — saddled with one of the worst records in the NBA — overcame another ...

Warriors blast Cavaliers by 35

Jan 17, 2017

Warriors blast Cavaliers by 35

Now, everybody can sit back for a few months and envision the possibility of another scintillating NBA Finals between Cleveland and Golden State. LeBron James vs. Stephen Curry for the third straight time, complete with the hard-nosed play of Draymond Green, dazzling dunks from ...

Rockets bounce back for easy win against Nets

Jan 16, 2017

Rockets bounce back for easy win against Nets

Even an offense as potent as Houston’s can go cold during the long NBA winter. “It happens,” James Harden said. “But as long as we stay at an even level, we just continue to get better, continue to learn from our mistakes, we’ll be ...

Suns eclipse Spurs in Mexico City

Jan 15, 2017

Suns eclipse Spurs in Mexico City

Devin Booker said he wanted to make the most of his visit to Mexico City. He did. The 20-year-old Booker scored a career-high 39 points for the second game in a row and the Phoenix Suns beat the San Antonio Spurs 108-105 on Saturday ...

Horford booed in Atlanta return

Jan 14, 2017

Horford booed in Atlanta return

Al Horford was caught by surprise Friday night. Returning with a new team to Philips Arena, the former Hawks center quickly realized that he’s no longer a fan favorite. He heard plenty of cheers, too, but the boos were tough to accept. “They weren’t ...

Japan hoop legend Kohama dead at 84

Jan 13, 2017

Japan hoop legend Kohama dead at 84

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Mototaka Kohama, affectionately known as the “Godfather of Japanese basketball,” died on Thursday. He was 84. Kohama passed away from pneumonia at a Tokyo hospital. He had been battling cancer. The coaching legend’s lifelong passion for the game inspired generations of players and coaches ...

Spurs crush hapless Lakers by 40 in rout

Jan 13, 2017

Spurs crush hapless Lakers by 40 in rout

The Spurs responded as they traditionally do after a home loss, by blowing out their next opponent. The Lakers learned that the hard way, taking their worst defeat ever against San Antonio. Kawhi Leonard had 31 points despite sitting out the fourth quarter, and ...