Basketball Aug 7, 2013

Japan fails to advance at FIBA Asia Championship

by Ed Odeven

Jordan controlled the tempo and kept Japan in catch-up mode en route to a 65-56 win in the teams' Final Group E game at the FIBA Asia Championship on Wednesday in Manila. Japan fell to 1-4 in the continental competition and failed to advance to ...

Basketball Aug 6, 2013

Japan falls to 1-3 in FIBA Asia Championship

by Ed Odeven

Former Osaka Evessa center Tseng Wen-ting scored a game-high 19 points and Lin Chih-chieh poured in 16 as Taiwan edged Japan 79-76 in Group E action at the FIBA Asia Championship on Tuesday in Manila. Japan slipped to 1-3 in the tournament, which serves as ...

Basketball Aug 2, 2013

Japan prevails over Hong Kong in FIBA Asia clash

by Ed Odeven

Led by guard Naoto Tsuji's 17-point effort and three teammates' double-digit scoring output, the Japan men's national basketball team cruised past Hong Kong 76-59 in a FIBA Asia Championship Group B game on Friday in Manila. Japan bounced back from a one-point loss to Qatar ...

Basketball Aug 1, 2013

Qatar edges Japan in FIBA Asia opener

by Ed Odeven

The Qatar men's national team outscored Japan 22-13 in the fourth quarter en route to a one-point victory in the teams' 27th FIBA Asia Championship opener on Thursday in Manila. Japan will look to rebound from its 75-74 Group B loss in a Wednesday game ...

Japan eager to prove worth at FIBA Asia Championship

Basketball Jul 29, 2013

Japan eager to prove worth at FIBA Asia Championship

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Japan's men's national basketball team has little credibility left after racking up a series of disappointing results on the international stage in recent years. Most recently, Japan finished the William Jones Cup in Taiwan earlier this month with a humiliating 1-6 record. But as the FIBA ...