B. League's steady growth continues

Basketball / B. League May 31, 2019

B. League's steady growth continues

by Kaz Nagatsuka

The B. League continued its steady growth in its third season that concluded on May 11. The overall attendance in the first and second divisions in the 2018-19 campaign was 2,593,217 (including the All-Star Game and postseason contests), up 3.6 percent from the year before. In ...

Alvark prevail in title thriller

Basketball / B. League May 11, 2019

Alvark prevail in title thriller

by Ed Odeven

A year ago, the Alvark Tokyo built a 10-point cushion by halftime, then overwhelmed the Chiba Jets Funabashi in the second half of the B. League Championship Final, winning by 25 points. Saturday's showdown was a two-point game at the break. This time, Tokyo's 19-point lead ...

Alvark, Jets ready for marquee showdown

Basketball / B. League May 10, 2019

Alvark, Jets ready for marquee showdown

by Kaz Nagatsuka

The Alvark Tokyo and Chiba Jets Funabashi are ready to rumble in their championship game rematch. One day before the B. League Championship final, both teams tuned up for the final time, practicing at Yokohama Arena on Friday. The Alvark (44-16 in the regular season) will ...

Jets oust Brex to clinch Championship berth

Basketball / B. League May 5, 2019

Jets oust Brex to clinch Championship berth

by Ed Odeven

The Chiba Jets Funabashi soared to great heights during the regular season. But the East Division champions had higher aspirations all along, and the team's third straight Emperor's Cup title in January provided the biggest hint of all. The Jets, the 2017-18 title runners-up, ascended one ...