SeaHorses dig deep to take NBL Finals opener

Basketball May 28, 2016

SeaHorses dig deep to take NBL Finals opener

by Kaz Nagatsuka

For 34 minutes, 33 seconds out of the 40 minutes of regulation, the Toshiba Brave Thunders led the game. But it was their experienced opponents who ended up getting the "W." Aisin geared up defensively to take the momentum and prevailed late in the game as ...

Aisin, Toshiba renew storied rivalry in NBL Finals

Basketball May 27, 2016

Aisin, Toshiba renew storied rivalry in NBL Finals

by Kaz Nagatsuka

The Aisin SeaHorses and Toshiba Brave Thunders squared off against each other during the final Japan Basketball League Finals to wrap up the 2012-13 season. Aisin edged Toshiba, winning the series 3-2. During this regular season, the two met five times. Toshiba won 3-2. Expect cutthroat battles when ...

Brave Thunders beat Brex for place in NBL Finals

Basketball May 23, 2016

Brave Thunders beat Brex for place in NBL Finals

The Toshiba Brave Thunders defeated the Link Tochigi Brex 69-60 in the decisive third game of the playoff semifinals on Monday in Utsunomiya, Tochigi Prefecture, and advanced to the NBL Finals. The Brave Thunders, the inaugural NBL champions in the 2013-14 season, will take on ...

Toshiba edges Hitachi in NBL opener

Basketball Oct 9, 2015

Toshiba edges Hitachi in NBL opener

by Kaz Nagatsuka

The Toshiba Brave Thunders survived a late surge by the Hitachi Sunrockers and capped a 70-69 win in their NBL season-opening game on Friday night at Ota City General Gymnasium. Nick Fazekas led Toshiba with 21 points and 14 rebounds, and newcomer Brian Butch chipped ...

Rowsom happy to coach in Japan again

Basketball Apr 25, 2015

Rowsom happy to coach in Japan again

by Kaz Nagatsuka

The Toshiba Brave Thunders needed to fill an assistant coaching vacancy after last season, so his name came up. And Brian Rowsom seemed to be a good fit because he used to play for the team and had coaching experience. The Toshiba staff met with ...

NBL's second season tips off this weekend

Basketball Oct 9, 2014

NBL's second season tips off this weekend

by Kaz Nagatsuka

In many ways, the National Basketball League's first year was a trial-and-error period. And Year Two is geared to provide more diversion and success. As the 2014-15 NBL campaign opens on Friday night with a game between the reigning champion Toshiba Brave Thunders and the ...