Brave Thunders edge Sunrockers to spoil Sacre's debut

Jan 18, 2017

Brave Thunders edge Sunrockers to spoil Sacre's debut

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The title-chasing Kawasaki Brave Thunders kept poised and made pivotal plays when they needed to in a Kanto showdown with the Sunrockers Shibuya on Wednesday night. The Brave Thunders finished on top, winning 69-66 and denying former Los Angeles Lakers center Robert Sacre a ...

Fazekas, Spangler shine for Kawasaki

| Dec 29, 2016

Fazekas, Spangler shine for Kawasaki

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A season ago, established stars Nick Fazekas and Naoto Tsuji set the tone for the then-Toshiba Brave Thunders in the final NBL season. From a statistical standpoint, they were the driving force behind the team’s championship. Consider the dynamic duo’s performances in the decisive ...

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 ...

Brave Thunders cruise past Levanga

Dec 2, 2016

Brave Thunders cruise past Levanga

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There’s nothing new about Nick Fazekas scoring points in bunches. It happens all the time. The former NBA big man did it again on Friday night — 33 points to be precise. The Kawasaki Brave Thunders center also grabbed 14 rebounds and handed out ...

Fazekas powers Brave Thunders past Albirex

Nov 19, 2016

Fazekas powers Brave Thunders past Albirex

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There’s no secret about the Kawasaki Brave Thunders’ recipe for success. It all starts with Nick Fazekas. The ex-NBA big man delivered a splendid 36-point, 11-rebound performance to guide Kawasaki past the Niigata Albirex BB on Saturday. Fazekas made 13 of 18 shots from ...

B. League needs more marquee players

| Nov 12, 2016

B. League needs more marquee players

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The B. League is doing a commendable job marketing and promoting itself in its inaugural season. Social media feeds and magazine reports are ever-present aspects of the publicity machine in the early stages of the 2016-17 campaign. What’s more, TV highlights and game coverage ...

Brave Thunders rain down 3s to sink B-Corsairs

Nov 6, 2016

Brave Thunders rain down 3s to sink B-Corsairs

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The Kawasaki Brave Thunders didn’t need a monster game from star center Nick Fazekas in order to cruise past the Yokohama B-Corsairs on Sunday. Instead, Fazekas, a former NBA center, had a relatively quiet 20-point afternoon that was but one element to the winning ...