David Palmer canned a game-winning 3-pointer with 6 seconds left to give the visiting Ryukyu Golden Kings a pulse-rising 80-78 victory over the two-time defending champion Hamamatsu Higashimikawa Phoenix on Saturday night in the bj-league.

The game was the first regular-season meeting between the teams since Hamamatsu’s 14-point victory in last year’s championship match in May at Ariake Colosseum.

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