Golden Kings make quick work of Evessa

/ Apr 22, 2017

Golden Kings make quick work of Evessa

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Two teams entered Saturday’s contest with the same target: improving their chances of making the playoffs. The Ryukyu Golden Kings did just that, winning 84-69 over the host Osaka Evessa. The longtime bj-league rivals who captured seven of the league’s 11 titles, now competing ...

Brave Thunders hold off Hannaryz

/ Mar 10, 2017

Brave Thunders hold off Hannaryz

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Nick Fazekas finished with a double-double and balanced scoring helped lead the Kawasaki Brave Thunders to an 83-80 triumph over the Kyoto Hannaryz on Friday night. Fazekas scored 23 points and grabbed 15 rebounds — game-high totals in both categories — at Todoroki Arena. ...

SeaHorses edge Evessa in OT

/ Jan 19, 2017

SeaHorses edge Evessa in OT

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The SeaHorses Mikawa clung to a one-point in the closing seconds of overtime against the visiting Osaka Evessa on Thursday night. Mikawa escaped with an 84-83 triumph after Osaka’s Shota Konno and Takuya Hashimoto both missed jump shots in the final 9 seconds of ...

Effective Evessa stifle 89ers

/ Dec 29, 2016

Effective Evessa stifle 89ers

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The Osaka Evessa started and finished strong en route to a 79-67 victory over the visiting Sendai 89ers on Thursday night. The Evessa (16-12) jumped out to an 11-0 lead in the series opener in Osaka, and held the visitors to 36.8 percent shooting ...

Evessa start from scratch to beat Sunrockers

/ Dec 11, 2016

Evessa start from scratch to beat Sunrockers

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After a 25-point setback in the series opener, the Osaka Evessa went back to the drawing board before Sunday’s rematch. Bench boss Dai Oketani scrapped the man-to-man defense and employed the zone defense for Osaka’s second weekend encounter with the Sunrockers Shibuya. The move ...

/ Dec 6, 2016

Evessa start fast, hold off Grouses

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The Osaka Evessa took an 18-point lead into the second quarter and held on for an 85-79 home win over the Toyama Grouses on Monday night in the B. League. Former University of Kentucky and NBA big man Josh Harrellson paced the Evessa (11-9) ...