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Rockets, Raptors set for two games in Japan

Basketball / NBA Mar 5, 2019

Rockets, Raptors set for two games in Japan

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Well, it's only preseason contests this time, but Japan will host NBA games for the first time in 16 years when the Houston Rockets and Toronto Raptors face each other, the league announced at a Tokyo news conference on Tuesday. The teams will compete on ...

Yuta Watanabe makes NBA debut for Grizzlies

Basketball / NBA Oct 28, 2018

Yuta Watanabe makes NBA debut for Grizzlies

Memphis Grizzlies forward Yuta Watanabe made his NBA regular season debut in a win over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday, becoming the first Japanese player to appear in the league since Yuta Tabuse 14 years ago. The 24-year-old rookie finished with two points and two ...

B. League boosts Kumamoto recovery

Basketball / B. League | HOOP SCOOP Feb 2, 2018

B. League boosts Kumamoto recovery

by Ed Odeven

Sometimes, the combined efforts of government officials, volunteers, local residents and sports leagues team up to produce a certifiable winner. Such was the case with the second annual B. League All-Star Game on Jan. 15 at Kumamoto Prefectural Gymnasium. All in all, the weekend was ...

Brex too much for SeaHorses on opening night

Basketball / B. League Sep 29, 2017

Brex too much for SeaHorses on opening night

by Ed Odeven

The Kenji Hasegawa era began with his successful debut at the helm on Friday night. The new Tochigi Brex head coach steered his team to a season-opening 78-64 triumph over the visiting SeaHorses Mikawa. Tochigi delivered a high-energy performance in its convincing win. The club's players ...