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The Hamamatsu Higashimikawa Phoenix have created a logjam at the top of the Western Conference on Saturday.

By beating the visiting Kyoto Hannaryz 76-65, the Phoenix are now one of four West teams with two losses. But Kyoto (11-2) sits atop the conference due to its top winning percentage — and boosted by the fact it has played more games than Hamamatsu (9-2), Ryukyu (10-2) and Shiga (7-2).

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