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Nov 18, 2014

Ryukyu defense steps up in victory over Gunma

by Ed Odeven

The Ryukyu Golden Kings eked out a 74-71 victory over the visiting Gunma Crane Thunders on Tuesday night. Ryukyu held Gunma to 35.8 percent shooting from inside the 3-point arc, improving to 10-2 overall, 6-0 at home. The reigning champion Golden Kings yielded 27 ...

Nov 18, 2014

Ryukyu hammers lowly Gunma

Anthony McHenry scored a game-high 15 points and Draelon Burns had 13 as the Ryukyu Golden Kings defeated the visiting Gunma Crane Thunders 88-65 on Monday in the bj-league. Ryukyu (9-2 overall, 5-0 home) outscored Gunma 41-24 over the middle two quarters. Golden Kings ...

Grizzlies whip rival Rockets

Nov 18, 2014

Grizzlies whip rival Rockets

For a night, the Houston Rockets new defensive mindset was blown up completely, leading to a blowout by the Memphis Grizzlies. Memphis dominated a showdown between the teams with the NBA’s best records, running away from the Rockets in a 119-93 victory on Monday. ...

Knicks snap losing streak

Nov 17, 2014

Knicks snap losing streak

One strong defensive quarter helped the New York Knicks end a seven-game skid. New York held Denver to just one basket in the second quarter en route to a 109-93 victory over the Nuggets on Sunday. The Nuggets missed their first 15 shots of ...

Wall helps Wizards to best start in 40 years

Nov 16, 2014

Wall helps Wizards to best start in 40 years

Washington Wizards reserve forward Kris Humphries said the team’s bench players have been beating up on the starters lately in practice. On Saturday, they helped beat another team. Humphries scored 16 of the second unit’s 48 points, John Wall had 15 points and 10 ...

Nov 15, 2014

Watanabe makes debut for GWU

George Washington University freshman forward Yuta Watanabe made his NCAA Division I debut in the Colonials’ 92-40 season-opening victory over visiting Grambling State on Friday in Washington, D.C. The 203-cm Watanabe, a Kagawa Prefecture native, came off the bench and played 20 minutes. Watanabe, ...

Cavaliers rally past Celtics

Nov 15, 2014

Cavaliers rally past Celtics

Cleveland’s third quarter was unacceptable to LeBron James. The fourth period was much better. James and Kyrie Irving helped the Cavaliers rally for a 122-121 victory over the Boston Celtics on Friday night. James had 10 of his season-high 41 points in the fourth, ...

Nov 14, 2014

NBA union chief Roberts 'offended' by need for salary cap

NBA players union executive director Michele Roberts, the first female union leader in major North American sport, fired a verbal warning Thursday that could signal another money dispute with owners. Comments by Roberts to ESPN objecting to salary caps, decrying a 50-50 revenue split ...

Mavericks demolish lowly 76ers by 53 points

Nov 14, 2014

Mavericks demolish lowly 76ers by 53 points

The Dallas Mavericks had no need for another big comeback when playing the NBA’s only winless team. This time, the Mavs built a big early lead that kept growing until they had their largest victory ever, 123-70 over the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday. “The ...