Tochigi pounds Kawasaki in playoff opener

Basketball / B. League Apr 26, 2019

Tochigi pounds Kawasaki in playoff opener

by Ed Odeven

The Tochigi Brex were locked in at both ends of the court on Friday night. The Brex offense fired on all cylinders in Game 1 of their B. League Championship quarterfinal series against the Kawasaki Brave Thunders. Coach Ryuzo Anzai's club buried 10 of 21 ...

Orimo continues to speak mind about Japan

Basketball Feb 18, 2019

Orimo continues to speak mind about Japan

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Legendary star player Takehiko Orimo has always been brutally honest and outspoken about Japanese basketball, and his stance on the Akatsuki Five is no different. The Japanese men's national team will face Iran and Qatar on Thursday and Sunday, respectively, with a ticket to the ...

SeaHorses hold off Levanga down the stretch

Basketball / B. League Jan 4, 2019

SeaHorses hold off Levanga down the stretch

by Ed Odeven

Mikawa's Takanobu Nishikawa scored a season-best 18 points on 7-for-10 shooting on Friday night. The SeaHorses also dominated on the boards in an 84-77 victory over the visiting Levanga Hokkaido. Isaac Butts, J.R. Sakuragi and Ko Kumagai added 15 points apiece for the SeaHorses (15-15) in ...

Hokkaido hammers struggling Nishinomiya

Basketball / B. League Mar 6, 2018

Hokkaido hammers struggling Nishinomiya

by Ed Odeven

The Nishinomiya Storks were reminded on Tuesday night that it's nearly impossible to win when an opponent routinely makes more than seven out of every 10 shots from inside the arc. The Levanga Hokkaido completed a two-game sweep of the struggling Storks, winning 89-60 in ...