Jun 27, 2014

Upcoming bj-league season set for Oct. 4 start

by Ed Odeven

The 2014-15 bj-league season, the league’s 10th, is set to tip off on Oct. 4. Each of the league’s 22 teams, including the expansion Fukushima Firebonds, will play regular-season 52 games, according to a news release issued on Thursday. With the addition of Fukushima, ...

Tokyo edges Yokohama, earns series split

Feb 23, 2014

Tokyo edges Yokohama, earns series split

by Ed Odeven

The one-two punch of Yuji Ide and Ricky Woods guided the Tokyo Cinq Reves to a 74-71 victory over the host Yokohama B-Corsairs on Sunday. Tokyo (10-24) earned a series split, getting a game-high 26 points from Ide, including 6-for-9 from 3-point range, and ...

Feb 14, 2014

Ide provides spark as Tokyo edges Gunma

by Ed Odeven

Yuji Ide canned four 3-point shots and scored a game-high 22 points and Ricky Woods and Edward Morris poured in 19 points apiece as the Tokyo Cinq Reves defeated the Gunma Crane Thunders 81-75 on Friday night. The Cinq Reves led 38-37 at halftime ...

Jan 17, 2014

Hamamatsu beats Tokyo for fifth straight win

by Ed Odeven

The Hamamatsu Higashimikawa Phoenix are hitting their stride as the second half of the season begins. Coach Tomoya Higashino’s squad extended its winning streak to five games on Friday, beating the host Tokyo Cinq Reves 75-69. Fueled by high-energy veterans and all-around depth, the ...

Nov 24, 2013

Cinq Reves mix it up to beat Lakestars

by Ed Odeven

Pawns and kings can both make key moves in chess. Similarly, centers and guards can be just as important for a basketball team. The Tokyo Cinq Reves provided a classic example in their 88-81 victory over the Shiga Lakestars on Sunday. Guard Yuji Ide ...

Tokyo overwhelms Saitama in fourth quarter, completes series sweep

Nov 13, 2013

Tokyo overwhelms Saitama in fourth quarter, completes series sweep

by Ed Odeven

Despite John “Helicopter” Humphrey’s 45-point outburst, the Saitama Broncos couldn’t quell the Tokyo Cinq Reves’ momentum and spirited comeback on Wednesday night at Musashino General Gymnasium. The result? An 82-76 Tokyo triumph. The Broncos (2-10) suffered their seventh straight defeat in the bj-league, failing ...

Tokyo outplays Saitama in series opener

Nov 12, 2013

Tokyo outplays Saitama in series opener

by Ed Odeven

The Tokyo Cinq Reves emerged victorious on Tuesday night by overcoming a five-point halftime deficit and seizing control of the game after the break. Tokyo defeated the visiting Saitama Broncos 78-66 at Musashino General Gymnasium, outscoring them 31-14 in the pivotal third quarter. Saitama ...