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B League Standings
Central
 1. SeaHorses 48-12 
 2. Nagoya DD 31-29 
 3. Niigata Albirex 28-32 
 4. San-en 25-35 
 5. Toyama Grouses 24-36 
 6. Yokohama BC 18-42 
East
 1. Chiba Jets 46-14 
 2. Toyota Alvark 44-16 
 3. Toshiba BT 41-19 
 4. Tochigi Brex 34-26 
 5. Hitachi SR 28-32 
 6. Hokkaido L. 26-34 
West
 1. Ryukyu GK 42-18 
 2. Kyoto Hannar. 34-26 
 3. Shiga L-Stars 24-36 
 4. Osaka Evessa 24-36 
 5. Nishinomiya S. 12-48 
 6. Shimane SM 11-49 
Full Standings
Last:5/23/2018
B League D2 Standings
Central
 1. Toyotsu FE 39-21 
 2. Cyberdyne IR 38-22 
 3. Gunma 32-28 
 4. Kanazawa Sam. 28-32 
 5. Shinshu BW 25-35 
 6. Tokyo Z 20-40 
East
 1. Akita NH 54-6 
 2. Fukushima 38-22 
 3. Yamagata 25-35 
 4. Sendai 89ers 21-39 
 5. Aomori Watts 18-42 
 6. Iwate Big Bulls 7-53 
West
 1. Fukuoka Rizing 47-13 
 2. Kumamoto V. 41-19 
 3. Hiroshima D. 33-27 
 4. Ehime OV 33-27 
 5. Kagawa FA 22-38 
 6. Bambitious Nara 19-41 
Full Standings
Last:5/23/2018
B League D3 Stage Two Standings
 1. Tokyo HT 17-3 
 2. Otsuka A. 13-7 
 3. Tokyo Excel. 12-8 
 4. Kagoshima 8-12 
 5. Saitama Bron. 8-12 
 6. Tokyo Cinq R. 2-18 
Stage Two Standings
Full Standings
Last:5/20/2018
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Davante GARDNER
  Niigata .
  (203-PF-91)
  Avg: 28.7
 1. Gardner, Niigata .28.7 
 2. Fazekas, Toshiba BT25.3 
 3. Trasolini, Hokkaido.19.0 
 4. Scott, Shimane SM18.3 
 5. Edwards, Chiba J.18.1 
 6. Gibson, Osaka E.17.0 
 7. Uto, Toyama G.16.9 
 8. Smith, Kyoto H.16.8 
 9. Sacre, Hitachi SR16.6 
 10. Kirk, Toyota Alvark16.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Nick FAZEKAS
  Toshiba BT
  (211-F/C-85)
  Avg: 10.9
 1. Fazekas, Toshiba BT10.9 
 2. Scott, Shimane SM10.9 
 3. Butts, SeaHorses10.5 
 4. Rossiter, Tochigi .10.2 
 5. Fischer, Shiga L.9.9 
 6. Gardner, Niigata .9.9 
 7. Smith, Kyoto H.9.4 
 8. Lammert, Nishinom.8.9 
 9. Kirk, Toyota Alvark8.9 
 10. Harrellson, Hitac.8.8 
Assists Per Game
 Naoki UTO
  Toyama G.
  (188-F-91)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Uto, Toyama G.7.6 
 2. Namizato, Shiga L.7.4 
 3. Igarashi, Niigata .5.6 
 4. Togashi, Chiba Jets5.3 
 5. Sakuragi, SeaHorses5.2 
 6. Tanaka, Toyota A.5.1 
 7. Tajima, Hokkaido.4.7 
 8. Rossiter, Tochigi .4.6 
 9. Tsuji, Toshiba BT4.4 
 10. Tatsuya, Kyoto H.4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Michael PARKER
  Chiba Jets
  (202-F-81)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Parker, Chiba Jets1.9 
 2. Gibbs, Tochigi Brex1.6 
 3. Trasolini, Hokkaido.1.5 
 4. Burns, Nishinomiya S.1.5 
 5. Dove, Kyoto Hannar.1.4 
 6. Parmer, Yokohama.1.4 
 7. Namizato, Shiga L.1.4 
 8. Vendrame, Hitac.1.4 
 9. Rossiter, Tochigi .1.3 
 10. Fazekas, Toshiba BT1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Hasheem THABEET
  Yokohama.
  (218-C-87)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Thabeet, Yokohama.2.3 
 2. Fischer, Shiga L.2.2 
 3. Lammert, Nishinom.1.5 
 4. Benson, Osaka E.1.4 
 5. Martin, Ryukyu GK1.3 
 6. Trasolini, Hokkaido.1.3 
 7. Kirk, Toyota Alvark1.3 
 8. Parker, Chiba Jets1.1 
 9. Lane, Shimane SM1.1 
 10. Edwards, Chiba J.1.1 
Player of the Week

 Julian Mavunga
  Shiga L-Stars
  ( 203-PF-90 )
  

 Scootie Randall
  Cyberdyne IR
  ( 198-F-90 )
  

 Gyno Pomare
  Kanazawa Sam.
  ( 203-F-86 )
  

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Game 1 (Finals)

Toyota Alvar 59% May.26 Chiba Jets
Rizing Fukuoka's Game-Winning turnaround. - Nov 9, 2012


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As reported by the Japan Times, Coach Atsushi Kanazawa's club triumphed twice last weekend against the Takamatsu Five Arrows to jump into fifth place in the 10-team Western Conference.

The Rizing are relying on mainstays Jun Nakanishi and Akitomo Takeno in the backcourt along with newcomers Josh Peppers, Julius Ashby and Reggie Warren for the majority of the team's production.

Also in the mix are rookie sharpshooter Zane Johnson, a University of Hawaii product, veterans Satoshi Ishitani and Masahiro Kano, along with relatively unknown Rintaro Tokunaga, Keisuke Takabatake and Junya Masumoto.

Warren was an integral part of Takamatsu and Kyoto Hannaryz playoff teams in years past, and Ashby has been to the Final Four as a member of the Five Arrows, Tokyo Apache and Niigata Albirex BB.

Peppers has made major contributions for the Sendai 89ers and Shiga Lakestars in the postseason, while Takeno and Nakanishi have also been tested in the playoffs while competing for

Niigata and Fukuoka for the former and Tokyo, Osaka Evessa and Fukuoka for the latter.

That veteran leadership has given the Rizing an edge in preparation compared with some teams without that collective experience of years spent in the bj-league.

"I think the key to our chemistry is getting a lot better each and every game," Warren told The Japan Times on Tuesday. "With me and Peppers joining the team late, I think that played a part in the slow start.

"We are all communicating to suggest different things to the coach, especially the leaders of the team with me and Jun being more of the vocal players adding a lot of input on what's going on, and coach actually listening and respecting our voice is key," added Warren, a power forward who's averaging 15.9 points and 12.5 rebounds with six double-doubles in eight games.

Peppers, averaging 18.6 ppg, is the team's top option on offense. Ashby, an athletic, forceful presence in the middle, is scoring at an 11.5 ppg clip. Takeno, one of the best pure shooters in league history, and Nakanishi, who has played in the fledgling circuit since 2005, are both contributing 9.6 ppg.

The players have not been shy about speaking out and saying what they think are keys for the team's success, Warren said.

"Everyone has respect for each other and we all have played many games in this league and understand how it works," he added, referring to the team's veteran corps. "I think we know and understand our roles and the younger guys are following our lead.

Johnson is currently nursing a sprained ankle, but has already made a strong impression during the young season's first month.

"The guy can flat-out shoot," Warren said, "and he's going to help us so much. If teams continue to try and double team me and Ashby, Zane will make them pay."

None of the current Rizing players have been on a bj-league championship team, and that motivates them to aim to be the best this season.

"We all talk about the same thing," Warren said. "All of us have the same goals: to reach the finals. I think this team has what it takes and is hungry for a title."  




Andre Murray
Murray's double-double lands him B League D3 (Second Stage) Interperformances Player of the Week award - 1 day ago
ANDRE MURRAY 30-year old guard Andre Murray (188-G-87) had a very impressive game in the last round for Tokyo Cinq R. and receives a Interperformances B League D3 Player of the Week award for round 10 (Second Stage). He had a double-double of 43 points and 10 rebounds, while his team edged out Tokyo Excel. (#3, 12-8) 99-96. Tokyo Cinq R. maintains the 6th position in Japanese B League D3. Too late to salvage the team, which is currently ranked at the very bottom. They already lost 18 gam...   [read more]

Masaya Ueda
B League D3 Round 10: Tokyo HT clinch promotion - 2 days ago
The Second Stage in B League D3 just ended. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with defeat of the leader, derby games, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin. Here is the last round review presented by ESL. The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Tokyo HT (17-3) on the court of fourth ranked Saitama Broncos on Saturday night. Visitors were rolled over by Saitama Broncos 89-63. Saitama Broncos f...   [read more]

Michael
Parker
B League Round 2 of Semi-Finals. Chiba Jets and Toyota Alvark to clash for title - 3 days ago
Chiba Jets - Ryukyu GK 72-64 Chiba Jets rallied past Ryukyu GK to advance into B League Final. Chiba Jets made 19-of-24 free shots (79.2 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. American forward Michael Parker (202-81, college: Evergreen St.) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds. The other American import forward Leo Lyons (206-87, college: Missouri) contributed with 17 points and 6 rebounds...   [read more]


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