The Kyoto Hannaryz played with a sense of urgency and used effective defense to pick up their first victory of the season on Friday night in the bj-league, prevailing 84-75 over the visiting Hamamatsu Higashimikawa Phoenix.

Limiting the production of two Hamamatsu standouts — Kevin Galloway and Adrian Thomas — proved to be of vital importance for the Hannaryz, who reached the Final Four last season.

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