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B Standings
Central
 1. Toshiba BT 45-10 
 2. Sanen 30-25 
 3. Hitachi SR 29-26 
 4. Niigata Albirex 24-31 
 5. Toyama Grouses 16-39 
 6. Yokohama BC 16-39 
East
 1. Tochigi Brex 44-11 
 2. Toyota Alvark 40-15 
 3. Chiba Jets 39-16 
 4. Hokkaido L. 21-34 
 5. Akita NH 17-38 
 6. Sendai 89ers 13-42 
West
 1. SeaHorses 44-11 
 2. Osaka Evessa 27-28 
 3. Ryukyu GK 26-29 
 4. Kyoto Hannar. 24-31 
 5. Nagoya DD 24-31 
 6. Shiga L-Stars 16-39 
Full Standings
Last:4/23/2017
B Standings
Central
 1. Nishinomiya S. 40-16 
 2. Toyotsu FE 39-17 
 3. Tokyo Z 26-31 
 4. Tokyo Excel. 21-34 
 5. Bambitious Nara 21-35 
 6. Shinshu BW 14-42 
East
 1. Gunma 36-20 
 2. Fukushima 30-26 
 3. Cyberdyne IR 28-28 
 4. Yamagata 26-30 
 5. Aomori Watts 25-31 
 6. Iwate Big Bulls 15-41 
West
 1. Shimane SM 46-10 
 2. Hiroshima D. 43-13 
 3. Kumamoto V. 42-14 
 4. Ehime OV 27-29 
 5. Kagawa FA 18-38 
 6. Kagoshima 7-49 
Full Standings
Last:4/23/2017
B League D3 Standings
 1. Kanazawa Sam. 35-3 
 2. Fukuoka Rizing 33-5 
 3. Tokyo HT 24-14 
 4. Otsuka A. 21-17 
 5. Tokyo Cinq R. 15-23 
 6. Aisin AW 13-19 
 7. Saitama Bron. 13-25 
 8. Toyoda Gosei 5-27 
 9. Tokyo Big Blue 3-29 
Full Standings
Last:4/23/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Nick FAZEKAS
  Toshiba BT
  (211-F-85)
  Avg: 27.5
 1. Fazekas, Toshiba BT27.5 
 2. Gardner, Niigata .21.7 
 3. Chapman, Niigata .19.2 
 4. Mavunga, Shiga L.19.0 
 5. White, Sendai18.9 
 6. Childress, Sanen18.8 
 7. Garrett, Toyota A.18.1 
 8. Stone, Chiba Jets17.5 
 9. Kanamaru, SeaHo.17.4 
 10. Rossiter, Tochigi .17.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan ROSSITER
  Tochigi .
  (204-F/C-89)
  Avg: 13.5
 1. Rossiter, Tochigi .13.5 
 2. Fazekas, Toshiba BT12.6 
 3. Butts, SeaHorses11.7 
 4. Harrellson, Osaka E.11.6 
 5. Childress, Sanen9.7 
 6. Willard, Toyama G.9.5 
 7. Spangler, Toshi.8.9 
 8. Nephawe, Sendai8.8 
 9. White, Sendai8.8 
 10. Sacre, Hitachi SR8.8 
Assists Per Game
 Naoki UTO
  Toyama G.
  (188-F-91)
  Avg: 4.4
 1. Uto, Toyama G.4.4 
 2. Namizato, Shiga L.4.2 
 3. Sakuragi, SeaHorses4.2 
 4. Togashi, Chiba Jets4.1 
 5. Garrett, Toyota A.3.9 
 6. Suzuki, Sanen3.9 
 7. Igarashi, Niigata .3.6 
 8. Tabuse, Tochigi .3.4 
 9. Mavunga, Shiga L.3.4 
 10. Hiejima, SeaHorses3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Kenta HIROSE
  Hitachi SR
  (193-G-85)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Hirose, Hitachi SR1.9 
 2. Dove, Kyoto Hannar.1.8 
 3. Vendrame, Hitac.1.7 
 4. Tanaka, Toyota A.1.6 
 5. Palmer, Akita NH1.6 
 6. Parker, Chiba Jets1.6 
 7. Rossiter, Tochigi .1.6 
 8. Hatakeyama, Niigata .1.5 
 9. Garrett, Toyota A.1.4 
 10. Gibbs, Tochigi Brex1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Josh HARRELLSON
  Osaka E.
  (208-F-89)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Harrellson, Osaka E.1.9 
 2. Miller, Hokkaido L.1.7 
 3. Chapman, Niigata .1.7 
 4. Parker, Chiba Jets1.7 
 5. Armstrong, Chiba J.1.5 
 6. Bachynski, Hokkaido.1.4 
 7. Charlo, Kyoto H.1.3 
 8. Edwards, SeaHorses1.2 
 9. Childress, Sanen1.2 
 10. McHenry, Ryukyu GK1.1 

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Round 58 (Regular Season)

Sendai 89ers Apr.29 Toyota Alvar 85%
Akita NH 55% Apr.29 Hokkaido L.
Tochigi Brex 57% Apr.29 Chiba Jets
Hitachi SR 62% Apr.29 Toyama Grous
Toshiba BT 83% Apr.29 Yokohama BC
Niigata Albi 51% Apr.29 Sanen
Shiga L-Star 50% Apr.29 Nagoya DD
Ryukyu GK 59% Apr.29 Kyoto Hannar
Toshiba BT 83% Apr.28 Yokohama BC
Next Round Schedule

Round 59 (Regular Season)

Shinshu BW Apr.29 Tokyo Z 62%
Iwate Big Bu Apr.29 Gunma 81%
Toyotsu FE Apr.29 Nishinomiya 54%
Kumamoto V. 59% Apr.29 Hiroshima D
Aomori Watts 69% Apr.29 Yamagata
Kagawa FA Apr.29 Shimane SM 80%
Ehime OV 76% Apr.29 Kagoshima
Tokyo Excel 58% Apr.29 Bambitious N
Next Round Schedule

Round 22 (Regular Season)

Tokyo Cinq R 51% Apr.30 Otsuka A.
Saitama Bron 60% Apr.30 Tokyo HT
Fukuoka Rizi 55% Apr.30 Kanazawa Sam
Tokyo Cinq R 51% Apr.29 Otsuka A.
Saitama Bron 60% Apr.29 Tokyo HT
Fukuoka Rizi 55% Apr.29 Kanazawa Sam
Nash ignites Fukushima to victory - Apr 18, 2016


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According to Japan times, rookie forward Le'Bryan Nash scored a game-high 42 points and the Fukushima Firebonds snapped a four-game losing streak on Saturday, beating the visiting Sendai 89ers 94-93.

As a result, Fukushima also halted Sendai's 10-game winning streak.

Nash, an Oklahoma State product, made 17 of 28 shots from the field, including 4 of 6 from beyond the arc, in the series opener in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture. He leads the bj-league in scoring (26.9 points per game).

Bingo Merriex and Shota Kanno had 12 points apiece for the Firebonds (29-20). Kanno knocked down four 3-pointers to account for all of his scoring.

Masaya Karimata added eight points and eight assists for Fukushima, which led 46-37 at halftime, and Stephan Van Treese contributed nine points, while Atsushi Nogami had eight points.

Wendell White paced the 89ers (35-14) with 32 points and eight assists. Terrance Shannon had 14 points and 17 rebounds. Fumiya Sato and Jamal Boykin each added 11 points and Takehiko Shimura scored 10.

Sendai was held to 5-for-17 shooting from beyond the arc.

Golden Kings 74, Phoenix 56

In Hamamatsu, Ryukyu extended its winning streak to a team-record 16 games and trounced the defending champions.

Shuhei Kitagawa had a team-high 16 points for the Golden Kings (39-10) and Ryuichi Kishimoto poured in 14. Big man Evan Ravenel added 13 points and Draelon Burns had eight points and 12 rebounds.

Shingo Okada led Hamamatsu Higashimikawa (33-16) with 12 points and DeAngelo Kirkland scored 10 points. Forward Reggie Warren was held to 3-for-13 shooting and seven points. Warren grabbed 16 rebounds.

Lakestars 78, Susanoo Magic 76

In Hamada, Shimane Prefecture, Shiga outscored the hosts 23-6 in the second quarter and held off the Susanoo Magic's spirited fourth-quarter comeback.

Shimane (36-13) put 31 points on the board in the final stanza and fell short of victory.

Yu Okada led the Lakestars with 21 points. He buried 5 of 8 3s. Julian Mavunga had 18 points and 10 boards for Shiga (33-16) and Jeff Parmer added 13 points, 13 rebounds and four assists. Jamelle Horne scored 12 points.

Scootie Randall finished with 19 points for Shimane and Jun Abe had 12. Josh Davis matched Abe's scoring output and chipped in with 17 rebounds, six steals and two blocks.

The Magic made 6 of 28 3s. They were 12-for-18 at the free-throw line.

Brave Warriors 79, Big Bulls 78

In Kitakami, Iwate Prefecture, Mike Bell's 23-point, eight-rebound effort and frontcout mate Xavier Gibson's double-double sparked Shinshu in a win over its Eastern Conference rival.

Gibson finished with 22 points, 11 rebounds and five assists for the Brave Warriors (25-24), who shot 59 percent (23-for-39) from inside the arc. Junki Kano poured in 13 points.

Patrick Sanders led Iwate (28-21) with 23 points. Tatsunori Fujie and Abdullahi Kuso added 17 and 13 points, respectively. Kuso hauled in 11 rebounds.

Northern Happinets 96, Wat's 77

In Akita, Richard Roby ignited the hosts with 29 points and 13 rebounds in a comprehensive triumph over Aomori.

Scott Morrison supplied 17 points and 13 rebounds and Ray Turner had 16 points and 12 boards for Akita (34-15). Shigehiro Taguchi added 11 points and Akitomo Takeno scored nine.

The Northern Happinets out-rebounded the Wat's 55-35.

Nile Murry paced Aomori (22-27) with 27 points. He hit six 3-pointers and dished out six assists. Teammate Jesse Perry scored 13 points.

Albirex BB 92, Crane Thunders 70

In Maebashi, Gunma Prefecture, Wayne Arnold and Ryan Reid combined for 41 points as Niigata routed the hosts.

Arnold finished with 21 points, including a 10-for-12 effort at the charity stripe.

In addition to his 20 points, Reid pulled down 13 rebounds.

Faye Pape Mour added 15 points, 12 boards and three steals for the Albirex (32-17) and Kimitake Sato scored 12 points.

Thomas Kennedy had 38 points for the Crane Thunders (21-28) and Gary Hamilton scored 13 points and grabbed 10 boards.

Cinq Reves 92, Broncos 79

In Tokorozawa, Saitama Prefecture, Tokyo recorded its first victory in a contested game since Oct. 24, 2015, when it defeated the Broncos 76-70.

On Friday, the bj-league office announced that the Cinq Reves' Dec. 27-28 canceled games against the host Hiroshima Lightning would be retroactively awarded as 20-0 forfeit victories for Tokyo. (That tripled Tokyo's win total entering Saturday's series opener.)

Du'Vaughn Maxwell had 28 points and 15 rebounds for the Cinq Reves (4-45) and Andre Murray scored 16 points.

For Saitama (4-45), Edward Morris had a team-high 21 points and Seth Tarver scored 13.

Grouses 99, B-Corsairs 69

In Zama, Kanagawa Prefecture, balanced scoring, excellent rebounding and stellar passing guided Toyama past Yokohama.

The Grouses (36-13) had five double-digit scorers, including Sam Willard (21 points, 15 rebounds), Duke Crews (17 points) and Takeshi Mito (15).

Toyama recorded a 58-33 rebounding margin.

Seven Grouses players dished out two or more assists, including Kensuke Tanaka, who led the squad with five.

Cory Johnson and Jordan Henriquez-Roberts led the B-Corsairs (18-31) with 14 points apiece.

Samuraiz 95, Rizing 77

In Kanazawa, Marshall Brown's 22-point performance and Andrew Fitzgerald's 21 points helped the Samuraiz cruise past Fukuoka.

Gymo Pomare and Tsubasa Yonamine each scored 13 points for Kanazawa (27-22) and Yuji Ide had 10 points and doled out seven assists.

For the Rizing (17-32), Donnavan Kirk led the way with 20 points and eight rebounds. Josh Peppers had 14 points, seven rebounds and five assists. Cohey Aoki added 12 points.

Hannaryz 91, Five Arrows 63

In Kyoto, the Hannaryz jumped out to a 33-13 lead by the end of the first quarter en route to a runaway victory over Takamatsu.

Tyren Johnson finished with 20 points, 11 rebounds and five assists to energize Kyoto (38-11). Moses Ehambe added 13 points, Kevin Kotzur had 12 and Koki Yabuuchi 10.

Anthony Kent and Jarvis Williams both scored 21 points for the Five Arrows (11-38).

Evessa 121, HeatDevils 71

In Osaka, Olu Ashaolu scored 26 points and DeAngelo Hamilton had 25 as the Evessa blasted Oita Ehime.

Six players reached double figures in points for Osaka (33-16).

Patrick Simon led the HeatDevils (11-38) with 26 points.

Bambitious 118, Lightning 58

In Nara, Hiroshima trailed by 24 points after one quarter and never recovered against the hosts.

Josh Ritchart paced the Bambitious (16-33) with 31 points and Jumpei Honda had 26 with eight steals and six assists.

The Lightning fell to 1-48, including the aforementioned two forfeits.   




Hilton
Armstrong
Armstrong's 20 points and 8 rebounds give him Player of the Week award - 3 days ago
32-year old center Hilton Armstrong (210-C-84) put on an amazing game in the last round for Chiba Jets and receives a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 57. He had the game-high 20 points adding eight rebounds and two assists for Chiba Jets in his team's victory, helping them to outclass Sendai 89ers (#6, 13-42) with 41-point margin 102-61. Chiba Jets maintains the 3rd position in their group in Japanese league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few ga...   [read more]

Paul Butorac
Japanese B League D2 round 58 best performance: Paul Butorac - 3 days ago
American Paul Butorac (208-C/F-83) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Kumamoto V., receiving a Asia-basket.com B League D2 Player of the Week award for round 58. The 33-year old player was the main contributor (27 points, nine rebounds and two assists) to his team's victory, helping them to crush Kagoshima (#6, 7-49) with 24-point margin 95-71. Kumamoto V. maintains the 3rd position in their group in Japanese B League D2. They would have been even better if they had...   [read more]

Kodama
Takashi
Takashi's 28 points give him B League D3 Player of the Week award - 3 days ago
24-year old point guard Kodama Takashi (166-PG-92) had an amazing evening in the last round for Otsuka A. and receives a Asia-basket.com B League D3 Player of the Week award for round 21. He had the game-high 28 points adding four rebounds and four assists for Otsuka A. in his team's victory, helping them to beat Fukuoka Rizing (#2, 33-5) 85-73. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Otsuka A. maintains the 4th position in Japanese B League D3. They would have been even...   [read more]


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