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 ...

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 ...

Free-throw dominance gives Levanga win over 89ers

Oct 31, 2016

Free-throw dominance gives Levanga win over 89ers

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For the Levanga Hokkaido, their Halloween treat was repeated trips to the free-throw line. Hokkaido sank 23 of 31 attempts in an 84-69 Monday victory, its second in as many days over the visiting Sendai 89ers. Free throws proved to be a big difference ...

Alvark cruise to win over 89ers

Oct 16, 2016

Alvark cruise to win over 89ers

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The Tokyo Alvark set the tone for game-long dominance with consistent scoring in the paint and tough defense, featuring a persistent pursuit of the ball. Conversely, the Sendai 89ers never found a way to slow down the Alvark offense, and they struggled to score ...

Coaching moves already underway

| Jun 2, 2016

Coaching moves already underway

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The annual coaching carousel changes the landscape of who’s in charge. With the conclusion of the bj-league’s 11th and final season on May 15, when the Ryukyu Golden Kings captured their record fourth title, a number of teams have switched — or plan to ...