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 ...

Streaking Jets rout Grouses for 13th straight win

Dec 18, 2016

Streaking Jets rout Grouses for 13th straight win

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Winning breeds confidence. And the Chiba Jets’ sky-high confidence is augmented by relentless defensive energy and a potent offense. Those elements were on full display on Sunday in a well-rounded 90-65 victory over the struggling Toyama Grouses at Funabashi Arena. That performance gave the ...

Gibson, Harrellson propel Evessa past Grouses

Dec 6, 2016

Gibson, Harrellson propel Evessa past Grouses

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Frontcourt mates Xavier Gibson and Josh Harrellson combined for 45 points for the second straight night to lead the Osaka Evessa to a 98-93 win over the Toyama Grouses on Tuesday. Osaka (12-9) completed a two-game series sweep at Fumin Kyosai Super Arena, with ...

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) ...

Sep 3, 2016

NBA vet Barron signs with Toyama

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The Toyama Grouses on Saturday announced the signing of veteran NBA center Earl Barron to a contract for the 2016-17 season. The 211-cm Barron has played for seven NBA teams (Miami Heat, New York Knicks, Phoenix Suns, Milwaukee Bucks, Portland Trail Blazers, Golden State ...

Toyama inks point producer Okada

| Jul 21, 2016

Toyama inks point producer Okada

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The Toyama Grouses have boosted their roster with the addition of shooting guard Yu Okada as they prepare for their first season as a B. League first-division squad. Toyama made the announcement on its website on Wednesday. The Grouses earned a championship runner-up finish ...