• The Japan Times


Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf had a 24-point performance and Wendell White supplied 23 points and 11 rebounds in the Kyoto Hannaryz’s 82-76 road win over the Ryukyu Golden Kings on Monday.

Abdul-Rauf, a former NBA guard, topped 20 points for the fourth time in six games as Kyoto (12-12) earned a series split. Big man Kibwe Trim added 14 points and Taizo Kawabe scored 10.

For Ryukyu (14-10), Carlos Dixon was the top scorer with 26 points and Shigeyuki Kinjo added 19, while David Palmer scored 12. Jeff Newton hauled in 13 rebounds and Tsubasa Yonamine had nine assists.

Elsewhere Monday, Michael Parker scored 30 points and Daisuke Kimizuka poured in 16 as the host Rizing Fukuoka (15-9) completed a two-game sweep by beating the Oita HeatDevils 93-88.

Kimitake Sato had 23 points and Matt Lottich scored 21 and dished out 11 assists for the HeatDevils (9-13).

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