Brave Thunders soar past Sunrockers in OT

/ May 5, 2017

Brave Thunders soar past Sunrockers in OT


The Kawasaki Brave Thunders’ two-point halftime deficit increased to 12 entering the fourth quarter on Friday night. The Brave Thunders didn’t panic against the Sunrockers Shibuya. They did the opposite, playing effective basketball in the fourth quarter, forcing overtime on Nick Fazekas’ game-tying shot ...

Japan storms past Iran in exhibition series opener

Feb 10, 2017

Japan storms past Iran in exhibition series opener


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) ...

Sep 19, 2016

Japan loses to China in Asia Challenge finale

Japan’s time at the FIBA Asia Challenge ended with a 75-67 loss to China in the fifth-sixth classification game on Sunday. The result was Japan’s fourth defeat in eight games at the men’s tournament being held in Tehran. Iran crushed South Korea 77-47 in ...

Sep 17, 2016

Japan knocked out of Asia Challenge

Japan’s hopes of a FIBA Asia Challenge title ended Friday in Tehran with an 87-80 quarterfinal loss to a rampant Dar Tucker and his Jordan team. The United States-born Tucker had a 33-point, nine-rebound, seven-assist outing against Japan, proving why he has been the ...

Sep 13, 2016

Furukawa lifts Japan past Iraq with late jumper

A clutch Takatoshi Furukawa corner jumper with just four seconds remaining capped off a big comeback and lifted Japan to a 67-65 win over Iraq in their second-round opener at the FIBA Asia Challenge in Tehran on Monday. Furukawa’s game winner, which was assisted ...

Sep 9, 2016

South Korea tops Japan in FIBA Asia Challenge opener

Despite getting a 29-point performance from Makoto Hiejima, Japan was unable to beat South Korea in its FIBA Asia Challenge tournament Group D opener, losing 80-73 in Tehran on Friday. With a number of new faces wearing the Japanese colors in the 12-team tournament, ...