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Alvark stick to game plan to beat Brave Thunders

Basketball / B. League Nov 11, 2018

Alvark stick to game plan to beat Brave Thunders

by Ed Odeven

Successful coaches aren't always obsessed with changing their game plan. After preparations were made for a weekend series against the Kawasaki Brave Thunders, Alvark Tokyo bench boss Luka Pavicevic didn't feel a need to flip the script for Sunday's series finale. Even after a 79-66 ...

Hannaryz hold off Rizing Zephyr in OT

Basketball / B. League Nov 2, 2018

Hannaryz hold off Rizing Zephyr in OT

by Ed Odeven

The visiting Kyoto Hannaryz outlasted the Rizing Zephyr Fukuoka in overtime on Friday night, winning 98-95. Kevin Hareyama sank a pair of free throws at the 4:26 mark of OT to put Kyoto ahead 85-83, and coach Honoo Hamaguchi's club didn't relinquish the lead the ...

Daiki Tanaka named FIBA Asia Champions Cup MVP

Basketball / B. League Oct 3, 2018

Daiki Tanaka named FIBA Asia Champions Cup MVP

by Ed Odeven

Alvark Tokyo guard Daiki Tanaka received FIBA Asia Champions Cup MVP honors on Tuesday after helping the defending B. League champions place runner-up at the prestigious eight-team tournament in Nonthaburi, Thailand. Iranian club Petrochimi defeated Tokyo 68-64 in the final, with Tanaka keeping the Alvark ...

Alvark capture B. League title

Basketball / B. League May 26, 2018

Alvark capture B. League title

by Ed Odeven

Championships are won with well-orchestrated teamwork. The Alvark Tokyo did just that and played a polished, patient but aggressive game on Saturday. They showcased flashy plays but mostly stuck with their bread-and-butter offense, moving the ball and taking shots in players' comfort zones. Smart plan. Conversely, ...