Akita, Iwate, Hamamatsu, Shiga advance to Final Four

May 10, 2015

Akita, Iwate, Hamamatsu, Shiga advance to Final Four

by Ed Odeven

The Final Four picture is now set, and it’s a decidedly different look this year. The Akita Northern Happinets and Iwate Big Bulls will represent the Eastern Conference, while the Hamamatsu Higashimikawa Phoenix and Shiga Lakestars advanced from the Western Conference. The Big Bulls ...

May 9, 2015

Murry sinks shot at buzzer to lift Phoenix

by Ed Odeven

Nile Murry provided the heroics in crunch time. The veteran guard nailed a buzzer-beating jumper from the top of the key to shatter a late tie, and the Hamamatsu Higashimikawa Phoenix outlasted the defending champion Ryukyu Golden Kings 71-69 in overtime in Game 1 ...

Ryukyu cruises past Nara

Apr 19, 2015

Ryukyu cruises past Nara

by Ed Odeven

For the Ryukyu Golden Kings, 40-win seasons are expected — championships, too. The reigning bj-league champion, who captured three titles during their first seven seasons, have surprised nobody with their excellence again in this campaign. The Golden Kings completed a series sweep by routing ...

Apr 3, 2015

Ryukyu whips West rival Fukuoka

by Ed Odeven

Kibwe Trim notched a double-double and five teammates scored in double figures as the Ryukyu Golden Kings steamrolled the host Rizing Fukuoka 108-79 in their bj-league series opener on Friday. Reigning champion Ryukyu (38-9 overall, 18-5 on the road) led 60-45 at halftime, then ...

Evessa find a way past Golden Kings

Mar 8, 2015

Evessa find a way past Golden Kings

by Ed Odeven

After losing their first three games this season against the Ryukyu Golden Kings, the Osaka Evessa came back with a fierce determination to bounce back on Sunday. It wasn’t easy. It took overtime for the Evessa to complete the task, winning 72-69 over the ...

Jan 2, 2015

Ryukyu ushers in 2015 with victory over Shinshu

by Ed Odeven

The Ryukyu Golden Kings opened the 2015 portion of their season schedule the way they ended 2014: with a victory. Reigning champion Ryukyu routed the visiting Shinshu Brave Warriors 83-68 on Thursday in the bj-league. The Golden Kings (21-4 overall, 10-1 at home) took ...