Jun 22, 2013

Kyoto acquires forward Komoda

by Ed Odeven

Forward Takuya Komoda was selected as an Eastern Conference reserve for the 2012-13 bj-league All-Star Game in Tokyo, and averaged a career-best 10.4 points per game for the Sendai 89ers. Now, after three seasons with the 89ers, he is moving on. Komoda, who turns ...

May 12, 2013

Kyoto pulls off shocker in Game 1 of West semis

by Ed Odeven

The Kyoto Hannaryz stunned the host Ryukyu Golden Kings in Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinal series on Saturday afternoon. The Hannaryz’s 82-57 victory represents a big departure from their 0-4 record during the bj-league regular season against the Golden Kings. Game 2 ...

Evessa finish strong in fourth, end three-game skid

Feb 25, 2013

Evessa finish strong in fourth, end three-game skid

by Ed Odeven

In the season’s first 24 games, the Osaka Evessa, the bj-league’s first powerhouse team, collected five victories. They’ve now played 10 games under new head coach Bill Cartwright. Their record in that span? Five wins and five defeats. The Evessa snapped a three-game losing ...