• Kyodo


Jordi Trias scored 14 points and Ignacio Ordin added 13 to lead Spain to a 103-84 victory over Japan in the opening game of the Kirin Cup men’s basketball friendly series Thursday.

Spain made the most of its height advantage to outpace Japan from early on at Green Arena Kobe, with Roman Montanez hitting timely 3-pointers as the visitor built a 58-43 lead at halftime.

Satoru Furuta had 19 points and Jun Uzawa 17 for a young, inexperienced host.

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