Playing the game he professes to love, Sebastian Saiz was back in familiar surroundings on Sunday afternoon.

It was normal in one sense (a 40-minute game). It was also strange (no spectators in the arena) at the same time.

"Playing in a league without fans in a game is something you don't see every day," Saiz told reporters after the Sunrockers Shibuya defeated the Akita Northern Happinets 85-79 at Aoyama Gakuin Memorial Hall. "This is weird."