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Sam Willard notched a triple-double and sank two clutch free throws with 2 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter as the Toyama Grouses edged the Kawasaki Brave Thunders 83-80 in their series opener on Friday night.

Willard, a University of the Pacific alum, finished with 17 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists, helping the Grouses (15-37) earn an upset victory at Todoroki Arena.

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