• Staff Report


The Ryukyu Golden Kings overcame an 18-point deficit entering the fourth quarter and defeated the visiting Rizing Fukuoka on Narito Namizato’s buzzer-beating 3-pointer on Tuesday, winning 68-65 to earn a sweep in their bj-league series in Naha, Okinawa Prefecture.

Namizato’s clutch 3-pointer sailed through the net with 2 seconds remaining as Ryukyu improved to a league-best 19-5, including an overtime victory on Monday. Coach Dai Oketani’s team played without injured standouts Naoto Kosuge, Dzaflo Larkai and Shigeyuki Kinjo.

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