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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 ...

LeBron's late 3 leads Cavaliers past Bucks

Dec 21, 2016

LeBron's late 3 leads Cavaliers past Bucks

LeBron James had a big night beyond the arc and capped it with three pivotal points. James buried a go-ahead 3-pointer with 24 seconds left in overtime and the Cleveland Cavaliers held on for a 114-108 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night ...

Dec 20, 2016

Clippers' Griffin needs knee surgery

Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers will have surgery on Tuesday to clean out his right knee, and is expected to miss three to six weeks. The Clippers said the surgery will be “a routine arthroscopic procedure” to remove loose bodies from the ...

Hawks survive Westbrook's 46 to beat Thunder

Dec 20, 2016

Hawks survive Westbrook's 46 to beat Thunder

Paul Millsap took advantage of a chance to show off his rare versatility. Atlanta’s 203-cm forward shifted to center because Dwight Howard was out and scored a season-high 30 points, including the go-ahead jumper with 12.7 seconds left. He helped the Hawks overcome Russell ...

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 ...

Evessa start from scratch to beat Sunrockers

Dec 11, 2016

Evessa start from scratch to beat Sunrockers

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After a 25-point setback in the series opener, the Osaka Evessa went back to the drawing board before Sunday’s rematch. Bench boss Dai Oketani scrapped the man-to-man defense and employed the zone defense for Osaka’s second weekend encounter with the Sunrockers Shibuya. The move ...