Mar 5, 2015

Hot 3-point shooting carries Shiga past Fukuoka

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Led by a trio of 3-point shooting specialists, the visiting Shiga Lakestars halted the Rizing Fukuoka’s three-game winning streak on Thursday night, winning the bj-league series opener 95-93. Shiga’s Ray Nixon, a University of Wisconsin product, buried 8 of 13 long-range shots en route ...

'Helicopter' flies in for reunion with Bryant in Fukuoka

Jan 26, 2015

'Helicopter' flies in for reunion with Bryant in Fukuoka

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Veteran scoring standout John “Helicopter” Humphrey arrived in Fukuoka on Monday to join the bj-league’s Rizing Fukuoka, a league source told The Japan Times. The four-time bj-league season scoring champion (2005-06, 2006-07, 2012-13 and 2013-14) will reunite with Fukuoka coach Joe Bryant, his former ...

Ex-Apache coach Bryant hired to lead struggling Fukuoka

Dec 30, 2014

Ex-Apache coach Bryant hired to lead struggling Fukuoka

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Joe Bryant, the now-defunct Tokyo Apache’s original head coach, will take over as the Rizing Fukuoka’s next bench boss, the bj-league club announced on Monday evening. Bryant is scheduled to return to the sideline for the Western Conference club’s next home series, Jan. 17-18, ...

Turkish Airlines becomes top sponsor

| Sep 25, 2014

Turkish Airlines becomes top sponsor

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In a move that could have a profound impact on the professional basketball landscape in Japan, Turkish Airlines has agreed to become the title sponsor for the bj-league. The league, entering its 10th season, announced the blockbuster agreement, a contract for two seasons, on ...

Jan 15, 2014

Ex-Gator Moss powers Nara past Saitama

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Big man Adrian Moss delivered a gutsy 20-point, 21-rebound performance to lead the Bambitious Nara to a 70-60 series-opening victory over the Saitama Broncos on Wednesday night. The 204-cm Moss, who starred on the 2006 NCAA Division I champion University of Florida Gators, led ...

Nov 13, 2013

Tokyo overwhelms Saitama in fourth quarter, completes series sweep

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Despite John “Helicopter” Humphrey’s 45-point outburst, the Saitama Broncos couldn’t quell the Tokyo Cinq Reves’ momentum and spirited comeback on Wednesday night at Musashino General Gymnasium. The result? An 82-76 Tokyo triumph. The Broncos (2-10) suffered their seventh straight defeat in the bj-league, failing ...

Nov 12, 2013

Tokyo outplays Saitama in series opener

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The Tokyo Cinq Reves emerged victorious on Tuesday night by overcoming a five-point halftime deficit and seizing control of the game after the break. Tokyo defeated the visiting Saitama Broncos 78-66 at Musashino General Gymnasium, outscoring them 31-14 in the pivotal third quarter. Saitama ...