Draelon Burns played an integral role in the Ryukyu Golden Kings’ splendid 24-2 record in home games this season.

Exhibit A: In the first game of their final home series, Burns had 30 points (one shy of his season-high total), nine rebounds, four assists and three steals in an 87-77 win last Saturday over the rival Hamamatsu Higashimikawa Phoenix. He added 15 points, six rebounds, five assists and a steal in an 80-68 victory a day later.

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