• The Japan Times


Shooting guard Yusuke Okada scored 30 points and Tomoo Amino had 25 to lead Japan to a 148-45 win over Sri Lanka in a Group A preliminary game in the FIBA Asia Basketball Championship on Saturday in Tianjin, China. After back-to-back defeats to South Korea and the Philippines to open the tournament, Japan improved to 1-2 by putting on an offensive clinic against Sri Lanka, with eight players scoring in double figures. Okada shot 10-for-17 from 3-point range.

Kosuke Takeuchi added a double-double (21 points, 12 boards), and Amino also pulled down 12 rebounds.

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