Golden Kings make quick work of Evessa

/ Apr 22, 2017

Golden Kings make quick work of Evessa

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Two teams entered Saturday's contest with the same target: improving their chances of making the playoffs. The Ryukyu Golden Kings did just that, winning 84-69 over the host Osaka Evessa. The longtime bj-league rivals who captured seven of the league's 11 titles, now competing as B. ...

Brave Thunders hold off Hannaryz

/ Mar 10, 2017

Brave Thunders hold off Hannaryz

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Nick Fazekas finished with a double-double and balanced scoring helped lead the Kawasaki Brave Thunders to an 83-80 triumph over the Kyoto Hannaryz on Friday night. Fazekas scored 23 points and grabbed 15 rebounds — game-high totals in both categories — at Todoroki Arena. Teammate Ryusei ...

SeaHorses edge Evessa in OT

/ Jan 19, 2017

SeaHorses edge Evessa in OT

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The SeaHorses Mikawa clung to a one-point in the closing seconds of overtime against the visiting Osaka Evessa on Thursday night. Mikawa escaped with an 84-83 triumph after Osaka's Shota Konno and Takuya Hashimoto both missed jump shots in the final 9 seconds of OT. Former ...

Effective Evessa stifle 89ers

/ Dec 29, 2016

Effective Evessa stifle 89ers

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The Osaka Evessa started and finished strong en route to a 79-67 victory over the visiting Sendai 89ers on Thursday night. The Evessa (16-12) jumped out to an 11-0 lead in the series opener in Osaka, and held the visitors to 36.8 percent shooting from ...

Evessa start from scratch to beat Sunrockers

/ Dec 11, 2016

Evessa start from scratch to beat Sunrockers

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After a 25-point setback in the series opener, the Osaka Evessa went back to the drawing board before Sunday's rematch. Bench boss Dai Oketani scrapped the man-to-man defense and employed the zone defense for Osaka's second weekend encounter with the Sunrockers Shibuya. The move paid off ...

Teamwork has Tochigi flourishing

/ | Dec 8, 2016

Teamwork has Tochigi flourishing

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Camaraderie pays off for successful teams. The Tochigi Brex and SeaHorses Mikawa are prime examples of that. Last weekend when the teams collided at Brex Arena Utsunomiya, there were numerous examples of players encouraging one another, making the extra pass, doing the unselfish things that don't ...