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Nov 11, 2016

Atlanta area to land D-League team

With two stadiums already under construction and plans for a major arena renovation, the Atlanta metro area is getting yet another new sports facility. The Hawks announced Thursday they are bringing an NBA Development League team to College Park, an inner suburb that is ...

Wade gets warm welcome in return to Miami with Bulls

Nov 11, 2016

Wade gets warm welcome in return to Miami with Bulls

Dwyane Wade has probably been in the arena the Miami Heat call home thousands of times, so he certainly still remembered how to get there on Thursday. Knowing where he was supposed to be, that was an issue. “Opposite side of the building,” Wade ...

Raptors roll past Thunder

Nov 10, 2016

Raptors roll past Thunder

DeMar DeRozan won a shootout with Russell Westbrook, scoring 37 points to lead the Toronto Raptors to a 112-102 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night. DeRozan, the NBA’s leading scorer with a 34.1 average heading into the game, made 13 of ...

Warriors' Kerr, West speak out against Trump victory

Nov 10, 2016

Warriors' Kerr, West speak out against Trump victory

Golden State Warriors forward David West and coach Steve Kerr are disgusted with the choice of Donald Trump for president. “The guy who got elected, it’s not just the fact he got elected but people voted for him,” West said after shootaround Wednesday. “That’s ...

Nov 8, 2016

Big Bulls sign Clyde Drexler's son

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The Iwate Big Bulls recently signed basketball Hall of Famer Clyde “The Glide” Drexler’s son Adam. The B. League’s second-division Big Bulls are currently 2-12, and the younger Drexler, a 196-cm forward, is expected to make his Iwate debut after the league’s current wide ...

Happinets beat Alvark to avenge defeat

Nov 7, 2016

Happinets beat Alvark to avenge defeat

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Fueled by a 9-0 run to open the second quarter, the Akita Northern Happinets bounced back from a series-opening loss on Monday night. Akita defeated the Alvark Tokyo 78-64 in the B. League series finale at Yoyogi National Gymnasium No. 2. Shigehiro Taguchi and ...

Brave Thunders rain down 3s to sink B-Corsairs

Nov 6, 2016

Brave Thunders rain down 3s to sink B-Corsairs

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The Kawasaki Brave Thunders didn’t need a monster game from star center Nick Fazekas in order to cruise past the Yokohama B-Corsairs on Sunday. Instead, Fazekas, a former NBA center, had a relatively quiet 20-point afternoon that was but one element to the winning ...

Evessa whip Golden Kings in series opener

Nov 5, 2016

Evessa whip Golden Kings in series opener

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The Osaka Evessa pulled away from the Ryukyu Golden Kings in the second half on Saturday en route to a runaway victory over their former fierce bj-league rival. In the Evessa’s 96-57 triumph in Ginowan, Okinawa Prefecture, big man Xavier Gibson, a Florida State ...

Hatakeyama's hustle helps Niigata

| Nov 3, 2016

Hatakeyama's hustle helps Niigata

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It’s early and the order will be shuffled and some players near the top will drop down, while others will rise. But already, a solid mix of defenders have staked their claim as the league’s elite takeaway specialists, aka theft artists. Through Monday, here ...

Kawasaki's Spangler adapting to B. League

Nov 1, 2016

Kawasaki's Spangler adapting to B. League

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Until this past spring, forward Ryan Spangler played in a crimson-colored jersey for the University of Oklahoma Sooners. Half a year later, he’s still wearing the same color jersey — but now he’s playing for the Kawasaki Brave Thunders in the B. League. Spangler ...