/ Dec 6, 2016

Evessa start fast, hold off Grouses

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The Osaka Evessa took an 18-point lead into the second quarter and held on for an 85-79 home win over the Toyama Grouses on Monday night in the B. League. Former University of Kentucky and NBA big man Josh Harrellson paced the Evessa (11-9) with ...

SeaHorses glide past Evessa

/ Nov 24, 2016

SeaHorses glide past Evessa

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Powerful rebounding and strong 3-point shooting guided the SeaHorses Mikawa to a 104-78 home triumph over the Osaka Evessa on Thursday night. The West Division powerhouse pulled down 53 rebounds while limiting Osaka to 33. SeaHorses center Isaac Butts, who grabbed 18 boards, and frontcourt ...

Evessa edge Kansai rival Lakestars

/ Nov 18, 2016

Evessa edge Kansai rival Lakestars

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The Osaka Evessa jumped out to a 12-point lead after the opening quarter and held on for a narrow victory over the Shiga Lakestars on Friday night. The Evessa's 86-82 win at Sumiyoshi Sports Center in Osaka raised their season record to 8-7 in the ...

Evessa whip Golden Kings in series opener

/ Nov 5, 2016

Evessa whip Golden Kings in series opener

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The Osaka Evessa pulled away from the Ryukyu Golden Kings in the second half on Saturday en route to a runaway victory over their former fierce bj-league rival. In the Evessa's 96-57 triumph in Ginowan, Okinawa Prefecture, big man Xavier Gibson, a Florida State alum, ...

Aoki leaves lasting legacy on Japan hoops

Oct 11, 2016

Aoki leaves lasting legacy on Japan hoops

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Whenever he stepped on the court during 11 distinguished seasons as a special ambassador for Japan pro basketball, Cohey Aoki increased the visibility of the sport. Fans loved watching him play, and rightfully so. He displayed a pure joy for the game, but exhibited a ...