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Final four set to clash

/ | May 17, 2018

Final four set to clash

by Ed Odeven

And now it's down to four teams still chasing after the B. League Championship crown. This weekend, the East Division champion Chiba Jets Funabashi play host to the West champ Ryukyu Golden Kings and the Central champ SeaHorses Mikawa face the visiting Alvark Tokyo. Games ...

Samuraiz rally past Rizing in final minute

/ May 4, 2018

Samuraiz rally past Rizing in final minute

by Ed Odeven

The Kanazawa Samuraiz made a pair of clutch baskets in the final minute, rallying to beat the visiting Rizing Zephyr Fukuoka by the slimmest of margins, 71-70, on Friday night. Tsubasa Yonamine scored his only two points on a layup with 1 minute remaining. The ...

Rizing Zephyr rapidly climbing B. League ladder

/ Jan 10, 2018

Rizing Zephyr rapidly climbing B. League ladder

by Ed Odeven

Without much fanfare, the Rizing Zephyr Fukuoka are in the midst of an impressive, yet steady climb up the Japan pro basketball ladder. When the B. League was established as a three-division, 45-club circuit before the 2016-17 campaign, the Rizing were assigned to B3. It wasn't ...