Japan storms past Iran in exhibition series opener

Feb 10, 2017

Japan storms past Iran in exhibition series opener

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The Japan men’s national team knocked down 12 3-pointers and forced 19 turnovers en route to an 85-74 victory over Iran in the opener of a two-game exhibition series on Friday night in Sapporo. Interim head coach Luka Pavicevic’s team shot 52.2 percent (12-for-23) ...

Brave Thunders roll past Alvark for 15th straight victory

Dec 23, 2016

Brave Thunders roll past Alvark for 15th straight victory

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A sensational start fueled the Kawasaki Brave Thunders’ latest victory. Coach Takuya Kita’s club opened Friday’s game against the Alvark Tokyo, another powerhouse team, with a 16-0 run. Tokyo rebounded with a strong second quarter, but lost 93-81 as the Brave Thunders extended their ...

Teamwork has Tochigi flourishing

| Dec 8, 2016

Teamwork has Tochigi flourishing

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Camaraderie pays off for successful teams. The Tochigi Brex and SeaHorses Mikawa are prime examples of that. Last weekend when the teams collided at Brex Arena Utsunomiya, there were numerous examples of players encouraging one another, making the extra pass, doing the unselfish things ...

Nov 29, 2016

Hokkaido's Orimo tops 9,000 points for career

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Levanga Hokkaido shooting guard Takehiko Orimo surpassed the 9,000-career point milestone on Monday night in an 84-62 loss to the red-hot Chiba Jets. The 46-year-old basketball icon, known for decades of outside shooting prowess, eclipsed 9,000 points on, appropriately, a 3-point basket with 50 ...