The Japan men’s national team knocked down 12 3-pointers and forced 19 turnovers en route to an 85-74 victory over Iran in the opener of a two-game exhibition series on Friday night in Sapporo.
Interim head coach Luka Pavicevic’s team shot 52.2 percent (12-for-23) from 3-point range. Point guard Yuki Togashi of the Chiba Jets, who was the B. League All-Star Game MVP in January, scored a team-high 17 points, including 5 of 8 from long range. He dished out five assists.