Iran edges Japan to claim bronze medal

Basketball Oct 3, 2015

Iran edges Japan to claim bronze medal

Iran topped Japan 68-63 to take the FIBA Asia Championship bronze medal on Saturday, beating Japan for the second time in the tournament and ensuring the reigning champion finished its title defense with a win. Iran's Mohammad Samad Nikkhah Bahrami was unstoppable in the rematch, ...

Japan falls to Philippines in semifinals

Basketball Oct 3, 2015

Japan falls to Philippines in semifinals

The Philippines held off Japan in the second semifinal of the FIBA Asia Championship on Friday, riding a hot-shooting fourth period to advance to the final with an 81-70 win. The 11-point final margin did not reflect the closeness of the game, as Japan stayed ...

Japan routs Hong Kong, secures spot in FIBA Asia quarterfinals

Basketball Sep 29, 2015

Japan routs Hong Kong, secures spot in FIBA Asia quarterfinals

Japan defeated Hong Kong 89-62 on Tuesday to confirm a place in the FIBA Asia Championships quarterfinals and put itself just one win away from a spot in the Rio 2016 pre-Olympic qualifying basketball tournament. Joji Takeuchi and Makoto Hiejima again were pivotal in Japan's ...

Takeuchi double-double steers Japan past India

Basketball Sep 25, 2015

Takeuchi double-double steers Japan past India

Joji Takeuchi carried Japan to an important 83-65 victory over India in the final preliminary round group game of the FIBA Asia Championship on Friday. Takeuchi delivered a 22-point, 19-rebound performance, shouldering a big load to ensure that Japan would advance to the second round ...