NeoPhoenix bounce back against Albirex

/ Apr 30, 2017

NeoPhoenix bounce back against Albirex

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Rebounding takes effort, hard work and determination. The San-en NeoPhoenix demonstrated this winning formula in a 73-69 victory over the Niigata Albirex BB on Sunday. The NeoPhoenix won the battle on the boards, outrebounding the hosts 50-44 in Nagaoka, Niigata Prefecture. Six San-en players had four or ...

Baranski stays cool as Alvark sweep past Albirex

/ Jan 2, 2017

Baranski stays cool as Alvark sweep past Albirex

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Like every job, there is work-related pressure in basketball. How a team copes with the biggest pressure-packed moments is often the difference between winning and losing. Alvark Tokyo forward Zack Baranski handled that pressure with flying colors on Monday afternoon. In the pivotal third quarter, he ...

Albirex edge Lakestars, improve to 10-10

/ Dec 3, 2016

Albirex edge Lakestars, improve to 10-10

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The Niigata Albirex BB overcame Lakestars star Julian Mavunga's 41-point performance and escaped with a 92-91 road victory on Saturday over Shiga. Tenyoku You nailed a pair of free throws with 1:44 remaining in the fourth quarter to put the Albirex in front 92-85. Shiga (4-16) ...

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 the field, ...

Albirex repel B-Corsairs' charge

/ Oct 23, 2016

Albirex repel B-Corsairs' charge

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After a real slow start against the Niigata Albirex BB on Sunday afternoon, the Yokohama B-Corsairs mounted a spirited comeback in the third quarter, pulling to within five points. But hot-starting Niigata never trailed and finished strong in the fourth quarter en route to a ...

Brave Thunders cruise past Albirex

/ Oct 7, 2016

Brave Thunders cruise past Albirex

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The Kawasaki Brave Thunders dominated the second quarter and built a sizable advantage that never vanished en route to a 103-70 series-opening victory over the visiting Niigata Albirex BB on Friday. Leading by a point after the opening period, the Brave Thunders outscored the Albirex ...

/ Jun 3, 2016

Niigata selects Shoji to be next head coach

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Kazuhiro Shoji, a former Niigata Albirex BB player at the start of the 21st century, takes over as the team's new head coach as the franchise prepares for the inaugural B. League season. The Albirex made the announcement on Thursday. Shoji, 42, returns to Niigata ...