Japan beats Uruguay to hand coach Lamas first win

Jul 30, 2017

Japan beats Uruguay to hand coach Lamas first win

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Slasher Makoto Hiejima racked up a game-high 16 points as the Japanese men's national team cruised past Uruguay 72-57 in the second game of a two-game exhibition series at Aoyama Gakuin University on Sunday. Japan, which lost 79-69 to the South Americans on Saturday, was ...

Japan roster unveiled for FIBA Asia Cup

Jul 25, 2017

Japan roster unveiled for FIBA Asia Cup

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Star guards Yuki Togashi, Makoto Hiejima and Daiki Tanaka headline the Japan men's national team's 12-man roster for the upcoming FIBA Asia Cup, the Japan Basketball Association announced on Tuesday. Most of the squad that competed at June's East Asia Championship in Nagano, where the ...

Taiwan outplays Japan in East Asia semifinals

Jun 6, 2017

Taiwan outplays Japan in East Asia semifinals

Japan flamed out in the East Asia Basketball Association Championship semifinals on Tuesday, falling 78-73 to Taiwan as turnovers and an anemic offensive performance left the hosts looking for somewhere to hide in Nagano. Taiwan's Quincy Davis III proved too much for Japan's frontline to ...

Jets throttle Levanga for eighth straight win

/ May 6, 2017

Jets throttle Levanga for eighth straight win

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The Chiba Jets cruised past the Levanga Hokkaido on Saturday, producing a 77-60 triumph for their eighth consecutive victory. Over their past 10 games, the Jets are 9-1, the best current stretch in the 18-team top flight. And perhaps a strong finish to the regular season ...