The Kawasaki Brave Thunders dominated the second quarter and built a sizable advantage that never vanished en route to a 103-70 series-opening victory over the visiting Niigata Albirex BB on Friday.

Leading by a point after the opening period, the Brave Thunders outscored the Albirex 28-7 in the second stanza to take a 50-28 lead into halftime at Todoroki Arena.

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