Jeff Ayres scored 17 points and Ryuichi Kishimoto had 16 as the Ryukyu Golden Kings topped the visiting Nagoya Diamond Dolphins 67-43 in Game 3 of their quarterfinal playoff series on Monday night.

With the win, the Golden Kings advanced to the B. League Championship semifinals, a best-of-three series starting this weekend in Okinawa City. Ryukyu will play host to the reigning champion Alvark Tokyo, who eliminated the Central Division champion Niigata Albirex BB from postseason play.

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