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Shooting guard Masashi Joho and forward Ira Brown form a dynamic one-two punch for the Toyama Grouses, a partnership that has helped the Hokuriku-based team make significant improvements — notably a steady increase in wins — in each of their three seasons together.

Here’s a quick snapshot of their profound impact: Toyama capped a sensational regular season with 11 straight victories and 15 wins in its past 16 games. The Grouses finished 42-10, including a league-best 22-4 road record, to capture the Eastern Conference’s regular-season title for the first time in the franchise’s eight-year history.

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