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Streaking Hawks blow out Wizards

Jan 12, 2015

Streaking Hawks blow out Wizards

The streaking Atlanta Hawks made it look easy against the Washington Wizards. “At this point, I don’t think we’ve played a better game,” guard Kyle Korver said. “We had that 6-minute stretch in the second quarter, but otherwise that’s about as good as we’ve ...

Akita dominates second half, rolls to 12th straight win

Jan 11, 2015

Akita dominates second half, rolls to 12th straight win

by Ed Odeven

The Akita Northern Happinets erupted for 62 second-half points against the Saitama Broncos on Sunday. They turned a seven-point halftime deficit into an afterthought, clobbering the Broncos 102-87 for their 12th straight victory. Eastern Conference-leading Akita (24-4 overall, 15-1 on the road) dropped two ...

Gasol torches Bucks for 46

Jan 11, 2015

Gasol torches Bucks for 46

The Chicago Bulls went right inside to Pau Gasol on their first possession, and just kept feeding the big man. There was no reason to go anywhere else. Gasol had a career-high 46 points to go along with 18 rebounds, and the Bulls bounced ...

Jan 11, 2015

Watanabe has career-high 12 points

Freshman forward Yuta Watanabe scored a team-high 12 points to tie his career-high total in George Washington University’s 63-50 loss to Atlantic-10 Conference rival La Salle on Saturday in Philadelphia. The 203-cm Watanabe, who hails from Kagawa Prefecture, was 8-for-8 from the free-throw line ...

Jan 10, 2015

Lakestars triumph over Bambitious

by Ed Odeven

The Shiga Lakestars clicked on offense in their series opener against the Bambitious Nara on Saturday night. Jeff Parmer and Ryota Kobayashi both doled out six assists and four Lakestars scored in double figures in an 85-73 triumph over Nara in Hikone, Shiga Prefecture. ...

Dragonflies stun Alvark to reach All-Japan final

Jan 10, 2015

Dragonflies stun Alvark to reach All-Japan final

by Kaz Nagatsuka

In a win-or-go-home tournament, things like this can happen. Just not all the time. The Hiroshima Dragonflies, a first-year professional club in the NBL, stunned Japanese basketball fans when they advanced to the All-Japan Championship men’s final with a 80-78 victory over the powerhouse ...

Wall gets win over Rose

Jan 10, 2015

Wall gets win over Rose

First, Chris Paul. Then Derrick Rose. John Wall has erased a pair of major o-fers against two of the top point guards in the NBA. Wall beat Rose head-to-head for the first time Friday night, getting 16 points and 12 assists in a 102-86 ...

Jan 10, 2015

Wizards forward honors victims

Washington Wizards forward Kevin Seraphin wore a black T-shirt bearing the phrase “Je Suis Charlie” before Friday night’s game against the Chicago Bulls. “Je Suis Charlie” — “I Am Charlie” in English — has become a worldwide slogan to show solidarity with Charlie Hebdo, ...

Hornets notch fourth straight win

Jan 9, 2015

Hornets notch fourth straight win

Kemba Walker made the big shot for the Charlotte Hornets — again. A night after hitting his third winning shot of the season, Walker scored 29 points to help the Hornets beat the Toronto Raptors 103-95 on Thursday night for their fourth straight victory. ...