Aoki leaves lasting legacy on Japan hoops

Oct 11, 2016

Aoki leaves lasting legacy on Japan hoops

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Whenever he stepped on the court during 11 distinguished seasons as a special ambassador for Japan pro basketball, Cohey Aoki increased the visibility of the sport.Fans loved watching him play, and rightfully so. He displayed a pure joy for the game, but exhibited a ...

/ Apr 22, 2016

Yokohama cruises past Tokyo

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The Yokohama B-Corsairs ended an eight-game slide on Friday night, whipping the Tokyo Cinq Reves in their bj-league series opener.Yokohama scored 64 second-half points en route to a 114-91 triumph in Tokyo’s Chuo Ward. B-Corsairs big man Jordan Henriquez-Roberts was unstoppable, pacing his team ...

Akita sends Tokyo to 28th straight defeat

/ Feb 26, 2016

Akita sends Tokyo to 28th straight defeat

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The Akita Northern Happinets jumped out to a 16-point lead by the end of the first quarter and cruised to a lopsided win over the host Tokyo Cinq Reves on Friday night.The Northern Happinets recorded a clinical 100-78 victory, condemning Tokyo to its 28th ...

/ Dec 18, 2015

Balanced scoring guides Nara past Tokyo

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The Bambitious Nara handed the Tokyo Cinq Reves their 16th straight defeat on Friday night.In Nara’s 89-72 victory in Tachikawa, six Bambitious players reached double digits in scoring, including guard Jumpei Honda and big man Julius Ashby, who finished with 17 points apiece. Charles ...

/ Dec 4, 2015

Mavunga lifts Shiga past Tokyo

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Power forward Julian Mavunga had 36 points and 14 rebounds and Masahiro Kano made six steals to propel the Shiga Lakestars to a 73-63 victory over the Tokyo Cinq Reves on Friday night in the bj-league.Shiga (12-5) outscored the hosts 44-29 in the second ...

Crane Thunders crush Cinq Reves

/ Nov 23, 2015

Crane Thunders crush Cinq Reves

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The Gunma Crane Thunders reached the playoffs last season after a 1-12 start, making necessary adjustments and steady improvement over their remaining 39 regular-season contests under veteran bench boss Charlie Parker.This season, new head coach Hirokazu Nema, formerly an assistant under Parker, has steered ...

/ Nov 13, 2015

Defensive effort carries Hannaryz past Evessa

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The Kyoto Hannaryz swatted seven shots and defense fueled their 73-70 victory over the visiting Osaka Evessa on Friday night.The Hannaryz (8-3) trailed by five points after the first quarter. Coach Honoo Hamaguchi’s club outscored the visitors 28-19 in the second period to grab ...