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There was a storybook finish to Sunday’s Chiba Jets-Miyazaki Shining Suns game. But unlike a Disney-like fantasy for the hosts, the Shining Suns authored a riveting last-second finish, winning 78-76.

Dexter Lyons’ buzzer-beating layup accounted for the game’s final points. Miyazaki coach Koto Toyama had drawn up a play during a timeout seconds earlier and guard Taishiro Shimizu, who delivered a high lob to Lyons in the post, and Lyons completed it to perfection.

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