Mar 6, 2016

Hamaguchi bests old rival Oketani as Hannaryz beat Evessa

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There are no easy games when Dai Oketani and Honoo Hamaguchi are on opposite benches. Their familiarity with each other’s coaching acumen and their competitive spirits fuel this ongoing rivalry. After working in opposite conferences over the past few years — with Oketani elevating ...

Feb 13, 2016

Johnson sparks Kyoto in rout of Fukuoka

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Tyren Johnson, who made his debut with the Kyoto Hannaryz a few days before Christmas, delivered an all-around performance that helped carry the Western Conference leaders to a 71-58 road victory over the Rizing Fukuoka on Saturday. Johnson, a 2012 NBA Development League All-Star ...

Feb 6, 2016

Ryukyu's Kishimoto shines in triumph over Kyoto

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Ryuichi Kishimoto ignited the Ryukyu Golden Kings on offense on Saturday. The perimeter marksman sank 4 of 9 3s and shot 4-for-4 from inside the arc and 5-for-5 at the free-throw line in a 25-point effort in Ryukyu’s 84-78 triumph over the host Kyoto ...

Dec 20, 2015

Akita surges late to take down Kyoto

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The Akita Northern Happinets’ offense was relatively quiet for three quarters in Saturday’s clash with the Kyoto Hannaryz. Akita turned it up a notch in the pivotal fourth quarter, scoring 37 points to seal an 80-76 triumph in Uji, Kyoto Prefecture. The Northern Happinets ...

Dec 18, 2015

Kyoto signs veteran forwards Johnson, Ehambe

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The Kyoto Hannaryz, who recently lost forwards David Palmer and Larry Owens to retirement and a season-ending knee injury, respectively, have signed a pair of Americans as roster replacements, the bj-league team announced on Friday. The 202-cm Tyren Johnson, who attended the University of ...

Kyoto's Palmer brings end to long career in Japan

Dec 8, 2015

Kyoto's Palmer brings end to long career in Japan

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Kyoto Hannaryz forward David Palmer on Monday revealed that he’s decided to retire — effective immediately. He said he made up his mind in early November, citing injuries and various physical ailments as factors that led to this decision. Palmer told The Japan Times ...

Dec 6, 2015

Kyoto edges Fukushima to complete series sweep

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After outlasting the Fukushima Firebonds in triple overtime on Saturday, the Kyoto Hannaryz played another tight, down-to-the-wire contest a day later. The Sunday showdown, however, didn’t require extra time to determine the winner. Kyoto edged Fukushima by the slimmest of margins, winning 62-61 in ...

Dec 4, 2015

Hannaryz forward Owens done for season

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Kyoto Hannaryz forward Larry Owens is out with a season-ending knee injury, the bj-league club announced on Friday. Owens, a former NBA player, sustained a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in the third quarter against the Rizing Fukuoka on Sunday. His ...

Defense paying dividends in West

| Dec 3, 2015

Defense paying dividends in West

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Tenacity and rock-solid fundamentals fuel top defenses. What else makes them click? An intense desire to limit foes’ scoring chances and high-percentage shots and keeping their point totals down, too. With about one-third of the season in the books, several teams have emerged as ...

Nov 13, 2015

Defensive effort carries Hannaryz past Evessa

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The Kyoto Hannaryz swatted seven shots and defense fueled their 73-70 victory over the visiting Osaka Evessa on Friday night. The Hannaryz (8-3) trailed by five points after the first quarter. Coach Honoo Hamaguchi’s club outscored the visitors 28-19 in the second period to ...

Oct 20, 2015

Kyoto whips Oita, completes series sweep

The Kyoto Hannaryz had six double-digit scorers in a runaway 95-64 victory over the host Oita Ehime HeatDevils in the bj-league on Monday night. The HeatDevils (1-5) trailed 21-6 after the first quarter and 44-20 at halftime in Oita. David Palmer led Kyoto (4-2) ...