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B Standings
Central
 1 Niigata Albirex 33-14 
 2 Kawasaki BT 30-17 
 3 SeaHorses 24-23 
 4 Toyama Grouses 24-23 
 5 San-en 18-29 
 6 Yokohama BC 14-33 
East
 1 Chiba Jets 40-7 
 2 Tochigi Brex 38-9 
 3 Toyota Alvark 34-13 
 4 Hitachi SR 21-26 
 5 Akita NH 15-32 
 6 Hokkaido L. 10-37 
West
 1 Ryukyu GK 30-17 
 2 Kyoto Hannar. 27-20 
 3 Nagoya DD 25-22 
 4 Osaka Evessa 18-29 
 5 Fukuoka Rizing 11-36 
 6 Shiga L-Stars 11-36 
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Last:3/19/2019
B2 Standings
Central
 1 Shinshu BW 39-10 
 2 Toyotsu FE 32-17 
 3 Nishinomiya S. 27-22 
 4 Kanazawa Sam. 19-30 
 5 Tokyo Z 17-32 
 6 Tokyo HT 10-39 
East
 1 Gunma 35-14 
 2 Cyberdyne IR 31-18 
 3 Sendai 89ers 30-19 
 4 Fukushima 21-28 
 5 Yamagata 18-31 
 6 Aomori Watts 12-37 
West
 1 Shimane SM 36-13 
 2 Kumamoto V. 35-14 
 3 Hiroshima D. 29-20 
 4 Ehime OV 18-31 
 5 Kagawa FA 16-32 
 6 Bambitious Nara 15-33 
Full Standings
Last:3/19/2019
B League D3 Standings
 1 Tokyo Excel. 32-4 
 2 Toyoda Gosei 28-8 
 3 Koshigaya A. 27-9 
 4 Aisin AW 25-11 
 5 Tokyo Cinq R. 21-15 
 6 Saitama Bron. 14-22 
 7 Kagoshima 13-23 
 8 Gifu Swoops 12-24 
 9 Iwate Big Bulls 7-29 
 10 Tokyo Big Blue 1-35 
Full Standings
Last:3/19/2019
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Davante GARDNER
  Niigata .
  (203-PF-91)
  Avg: 26.9
 1. Gardner, Niigata .26.9 
 2. Simon, Kyoto H.24.3 
 3. Cummings, Nagoya D.23.2 
 4. Keenan, Akita NH22.5 
 5. Fazekas, Kawasaki.22.5 
 6. Lyons, Toyama G.22.4 
 7. Mavunga, Kyoto H.21.0 
 8. Lawal, Shiga L.20.7 
 9. Kelly, Hitachi SR20.5 
 10. Rossiter, Tochigi .20.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Alex STEPHESON
  Yokohama.
  (208-F/C-87)
  Avg: 12.7
 1. Stepheson, Yokohama.12.7 
 2. Meeks, SeaHorses12.6 
 3. Harrellson, Osaka E.12.4 
 4. Lawal, Shiga L.12.4 
 5. Butts, SeaHorses11.7 
 6. Fischer, Shiga L.11.6 
 7. Rossiter, Tochigi .11.6 
 8. Fazekas, Kawasaki.11.3 
 9. Gardner, Niigata .10.9 
 10. Burrell, Nagoya DD10.8 
Assists Per Game
 Julian MAVUNGA
  Kyoto H.
  (203-PF-90)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Mavunga, Kyoto H.8.5 
 2. Namizato, Ryukyu G.6.8 
 3. Matsushima, Hokkaido.6.3 
 4. Nakayama, Akita NH5.7 
 5. Togashi, Chiba Jets5.2 
 6. Sakuragi, SeaHorses5.1 
 7. Tajima, Hokkaido.5.1 
 8. Igarashi, Niigata .5.1 
 9. Suzuki, San-en4.9 
 10. Meeks, SeaHorses4.9 
Steals Per Game
 Takuya NAKAYAMA
  Akita NH
  (182-PG-94)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Nakayama, Akita NH2.2 
 2. Gibbs, Tochigi Brex2.1 
 3. Parker, Chiba Jets2.1 
 4. Yamashita, Fukuoka .1.6 
 5. Fujii, Kawasaki BT1.5 
 6. Trasolini, Hokkaido.1.5 
 7. Kawashima, San-en1.4 
 8. Ohishi, San-en1.4 
 9. Ishii, Chiba Jets1.4 
 10. Kelly, Hitachi SR1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Prince IBEH
  Yokohama BC
  (208-C-94)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Ibeh, Yokohama BC2.8 
 2. Mullens, Hokkaido L.2.7 
 3. Coleby, Akita NH2.3 
 4. Simon, Kyoto H.2.1 
 5. Lawson, Fukuoka .1.8 
 6. Hamilton, Niigata .1.5 
 7. Lawal, Shiga L.1.4 
 8. Harrellson, Osaka E.1.4 
 9. Parker, Chiba Jets1.4 
 10. Meeks, SeaHorses1.2 
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B2 League Round 47: Kumamoto V. loses the game and top position - Mar 12, 2019


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The teams have now bigger motivation at this stage of Regular Season. Every game can be crucial and decide about teams' position at the end of Regular Season. There was no lack of interesting games this round. The round ended with change at the leadership position and favorites losing the games. Here is the last round review presented by ESL.

Round 47 most important game was a defeat of league's leader Kumamoto V. (33-14). They were defeated by fifth ranked Yamagata (18-29) 95-90 on Sunday night. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Kumamoto V.. Yamagata looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. It was a great evening for American center Will Creekmore (205-89, college: Missouri St.) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 31 points and 12 rebounds. Guard Yoshifumi Nakajima (176-90) helped adding 17 points and 10 assists. American forward Chehales Tapscott (195-90, college: Portland St.) responded with 45 points (!!!), 5 rebounds and 8 assists (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). Yamagata moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Ehime OV. Kumamoto V. at the other side dropped to the second position with 14 games lost. They were replaced at the leadership position by Shinshu BW. Kumamoto V. will play next round against Bambitious Nara trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Yamagata will try to continue on its current victory against third ranked Sendai 89ers at home.
Leading Gunma (34-13) recorded its thirteenth loss at the home court. Hosts were defeated by second ranked Cyberdyne IR (30-17) 89-82. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. It was an exceptional evening for American forward Scootie Randall (198-90, college: Temple) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 13 rebounds and 6 assists. Carl Baptiste accounted for 18 points and 13 rebounds. American forward Thomas Kennedy (201-87, college: Detroit Mercy) came up with a double-double by scoring 37 points (!!!) and 10 rebounds for Gunma in the defeat. Gunma's coach Fujitaka Hiraoka rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Cyberdyne IR maintains second place with 30-17 record having four points less than leader Shinshu BW. Gunma at the other side still keeps top position with 13 games lost. They share it with Shimane SM. Cyberdyne IR will play against Tokyo HT (#6) at home in the next round. Gunma will play against the league's second-placed Toyotsu FE (#2) in Nagoya and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Ishikawa. 4th placed host Kanazawa Sam. (17-30) was smashed by third ranked Nishinomiya S. (26-21) 89-50. The best player for the winners was Sotaro Uehara who scored 24 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists (on 12-of-13 shooting from the field). Nishinomiya S.'s coach Miodrag Rajkovic felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Denzel Bowles produced 17 points and 7 rebounds for the hosts. Nishinomiya S. have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. They maintain third place with 26-21 record having eight points less than leader Shinshu BW. Kanazawa Sam. lost seventh consecutive game. They keep the fourth position with 30 games lost. Nishinomiya S. will meet Kagawa FA (#6) in the next round. Kanazawa Sam. will play against Aomori Watts and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Hiroshima. 3rd placed host Dragonflies (29-18) lost to second ranked Toyotsu FE (31-16) 96-86. Garrett Stutz orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 23 points, 15 rebounds and 8 assists. The victory was the sixth consecutive win for Toyotsu FE. They maintain second place with 31-16 record having just three points less than leader Shinshu BW. Dragonflies lost their third game in a row. Newly promoted team keep the third position with 18 games lost. Toyotsu FE's next round opponent will be league's leader Gunma at home and it will be for sure the game of the week. Dragonflies will play against the league's leader Shimane Magic and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Sendai. Third ranked host Sendai 89ers (28-19) defeated 4th placed Fukushima (20-27) 88-70. It was a great evening for Jerome Tillman who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 26 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists. Sendai 89ers maintains third place with 28-19 record having six points less than leader Shinshu BW. Loser Fukushima keeps the fourth position with 27 games lost. Sendai 89ers will face Yamagata (#5) on the road in the next round. Fukushima will play against the league's leader Shinshu BW and hope to win that game.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 47: Tokyo Z lost to Shinshu BW on the opponent's court 58-68. Aomori Watts unfortunately lost to Shimane SM in a home game 78-84. Bambitious Nara managed to beat Ehime OV on the road 89-83.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 10 points, 12 rebounds and 15 assists by Gary Hamilton of Bambitious Nara.



Kanazawa Sam. - Nishinomiya S. 50-89

The game between Top Four teams took place in Ishikawa. 4th placed host Kanazawa Sam. (17-30) was smashed by third ranked Nishinomiya S. (26-21) 89-50. Nishinomiya S. dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Kanazawa Sam.'s 30. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. The best player for the winners was point guard Sotaro Uehara (170-94) who scored 24 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists (on 12-of-13 shooting from the field). Point guard Noriaki Dohara (178-89) chipped in 21 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Nishinomiya S.'s coach Miodrag Rajkovic felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American power forward Denzel Bowles (208-89, college: JMU) produced 17 points and 7 rebounds and guard Takaaki Kida (186-95) added 18 points respectively for the hosts. Nishinomiya S. have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. They maintain third place with 26-21 record having eight points less than leader Shinshu BW. Kanazawa Sam. lost seventh consecutive game. They keep the fourth position with 30 games lost. Nishinomiya S. will meet Kagawa FA (#6) in the next round. Kanazawa Sam. will play against Aomori Watts and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Nishinomiya S.: U.Sotaro 24+7reb+4ast, N.Dohara 21+5reb+4ast, D.Burns 14+8reb+5ast, Y.Otsuka 9+1reb, H.Yasuaki 8+1reb+2ast, N.Tani 5+1ast
Kanazawa Sam.: T.Kida 18+1reb, D.Bowles 17+7reb+1ast, R.Reid 8+6reb+2ast, D.Umetsu 3+2reb, A.Kouta 3+1reb, Y.Inoue 1+4reb
gschID: 710918


Shinshu BW - Tokyo Z 68-58

Very expected game in Nagano where 5th ranked Tokyo Z (15-32) was defeated by first ranked Shinshu BW (38-9) 68-58 on Sunday. Shinshu BW looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Shinshu BW made 7 blocks. It was a great evening for American center Wayne Marshall (211-86, college: Temple) who led his team to a victory scoring 27 points and 7 rebounds. His fellow American import Anthony McHenry (202-83, college: Georgia Tech) helped adding 15 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks. Australian power forward Daniel Johnson (212-88, college: Pepperdine) responded with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 13 rebounds and guard Tatsuya Nishiyama (171-88) scored 13 points and 5 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. The victory was the third consecutive win for Shinshu BW. They maintain first place with 38-9 record. Tokyo Z lost their fifth game in a row. They keep the fifth position with 32 games lost. Shinshu BW will face Fukushima (#4) on the road in the next round. Tokyo Z will play against Orange Vikings and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Shinshu BW: W.Marshall 27+7reb+2ast, A.McHenry 15+11reb+3ast, H.Hiroaki 13+2reb+3ast, K.Ishikawa 8+4reb+6ast, K.Mitsui 3+3reb+2ast, M.Kabaya 2
Tokyo Z: D.Johnson 24+13reb+3ast, T.Nishiyama 13+5reb+2ast, S.Takayama 8+7reb+1ast, N.Spikes 5+8reb+4ast, S.Kawai 4+1reb+1ast, S.Sora 2
gschID: 710919


Aomori Watts - Shimane SM 78-84

Rather predictable result when second ranked Shimane Magic (34-13) defeated on the road 6th ranked Aomori Watts (12-35) 84-78 on Sunday. Shimane Magic made 18-of-20 free shots (90.0 percent) during the game. They also forced 20 Aomori Watts turnovers and outrebounded them 35-21 including a 16-3 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a great evening for Venezuelan center Gregory Echenique (206-90, college: Creighton, agency: Pensack Sports) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 18 rebounds. Hungarian Rosco Allen (208-93, college: Stanford, agency: Pensack Sports) helped adding 23 points and 7 rebounds. Lithuanian power forward Julius Jucikas (205-89, agency: Octagon Europe) responded with 25 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and American forward Cullen Russo (206-94, college: Fresno St.) scored 15 points and 5 assists. The victory was the third consecutive win for Shimane Magic. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Gunma. Aomori Watts lost their eighth game in a row. They keep the sixth place with 35 games lost. Shimane Magic will face Dragonflies (#3) in Hiroshima in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Aomori Watts will play at home against Kanazawa Sam. and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Shimane SM: G.Echenique 28+18reb+3ast, R.Allen 23+7reb+3ast, T.Soma 14+3reb+2ast, H.Kitagawa 8+3reb+8ast, R.Abe 7+2reb, S.Goto 2
Aomori Watts: J.Jucikas 25+6reb+4ast, C.Russo 15+3reb+5ast, T.Sano 11+2reb+3ast, J.Nozato 9, T.Kan 6+2reb+2ast, B.Mie 6+1reb
gschID: 710914


Gunma - Cyberdyne IR 82-89

Leading Gunma (34-13) recorded its thirteenth loss at the home court. Hosts were defeated by second ranked Cyberdyne IR (30-17) 89-82. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. Cyberdyne IR players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. It was an exceptional evening for American forward Scootie Randall (198-90, college: Temple) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 13 rebounds and 6 assists. His fellow American import power forward Carl Baptiste (208-90, college: Delaware) accounted for 18 points and 13 rebounds for the winning side. Five Cyberdyne IR players scored in double figures. American forward Thomas Kennedy (201-87, college: Detroit Mercy) came up with a double-double by scoring 37 points (!!!) and 10 rebounds and point guard Hirotaka Kondo (187-82) added 13 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists respectively for Gunma in the defeat. Gunma's coach Fujitaka Hiraoka rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Cyberdyne IR maintains second place with 30-17 record having four points less than leader Shinshu BW. Gunma at the other side still keeps top position with 13 games lost. They share it with Shimane SM. Cyberdyne IR will play against Tokyo HT (#6) at home in the next round. Gunma will play against the league's second-placed Toyotsu FE (#2) in Nagoya and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Cyberdyne IR: S.Randall 20+13reb+6ast, J.Maniwa 19+2reb+3ast, C.Baptiste 18+13reb+1ast, A.Hirao 11+2reb+5ast, K.Fukuzawa 10+1reb+3ast, T.Keita 8+3reb
Gunma: T.Kennedy 37+10reb, H.Kondo 13+5reb+5ast, A.Kuso 10+10reb+1ast, K.Kikuyama 8+2ast, Y.Satake 6+1ast, S.Fumiya 6+2reb+3ast
gschID: 710917


Ehime OV - Bambitious Nara 83-89

There was a minor upset in Matsuyama where 4th placed Orange Vikings (18-29) were defeated by sixth ranked Bambitious Nara (15-31) 89-83 on Sunday. Bambitious Nara looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. It was a great evening for American power forward Gary Hamilton (208-84, college: Miami, FL, agency: Inception Sports) who led his team to a victory with a triple-double by scoring 10 points, 12 rebounds and 15 assists. Forward Jumpei Honda (190-88) helped adding 20 points and 6 rebounds. Four Bambitious Nara players scored in double figures. American power forward Cory Johnson (202-88, college: Valparaiso) responded with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 12 rebounds and the other American import power forward Andrew Fitzgerald (202-90, college: Oklahoma) scored 24 points and 7 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Bambitious Nara moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Kagawa FA. Loser Orange Vikings keep the fourth position with 29 games lost. Bambitious Nara will face league's second-placed Kumamoto V. at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Orange Vikings will play against Tokyo Z and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Bambitious Nara: Y.Yokoe 22+3reb+1ast, J.Honda 20+6reb+2ast, J.Parmer 16+7reb+4ast, G.Hamilton 10+12reb+15ast, Y.Ishitsuka 6+2reb, K.Taneichi 5+3reb
Ehime OV: C.Johnson 26+12reb+3ast, A.Fitzgerald 24+7reb+3ast, K.Takabatake 15+2reb+2ast, M.Tate 7+2reb+2ast, Y.Katoh 6+1ast, Y.Ohara 5+2ast
gschID: 710921


Hiroshima D. - Toyotsu FE 86-96

The game between Top Four teams took place in Hiroshima. 3rd placed host Dragonflies (29-18) lost to second ranked Toyotsu FE (31-16) 96-86. It was a great shooting night for Toyotsu FE especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 56.3 percentage. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 25 assists. American center Garrett Stutz (214-90, college: Wichita St.) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 23 points, 15 rebounds and 8 assists. Center Naruhisa Takamura (194-84) contributed with 18 points and 5 assists for the winners. American power forward Jamari Traylor (203-92, college: Kansas) answered with 25 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists and the other American import forward Carl Landry (206-83, college: Purdue) added 19 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Dragonflies. Five Toyotsu FE and four Dragonflies players scored in double figures. The victory was the sixth consecutive win for Toyotsu FE. They maintain second place with 31-16 record having just three points less than leader Shinshu BW. Dragonflies lost their third game in a row. Newly promoted team keep the third position with 18 games lost. Toyotsu FE's next round opponent will be league's leader Gunma at home and it will be for sure the game of the week. Dragonflies will play against the league's leader Shimane Magic and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Toyotsu FE: G.Stutz 23+15reb+8ast, Y.Miyazaki 21+1reb+2ast, N.Takamura 18+4reb+5ast, E.Yamamoto 16+5reb+4ast, C.Sow 16+6reb+4ast, N.Reiya 2+3reb+1ast
Hiroshima D.: J.Traylor 25+8reb+6ast, C.Landry 19+7reb+2ast, S.Asayama 18+4reb+5ast, S.Tanaka 12+3reb+3ast, H.Okamoto 7+1reb+6ast, D.Sakamoto 5+3reb
gschID: 710920


Sendai 89ers - Fukushima 88-70

The game between Top Four teams took place in Sendai. Third ranked host Sendai 89ers (28-19) defeated 4th placed Fukushima (20-27) 88-70. Sendai 89ers made 16-of-20 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Sendai 89ers had a 33-19 advantage in offensive rebounds. They shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 52.2 percentage. Sendai 89ers looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists comparing to just 12 passes made by Fukushima's players. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Sendai 89ers made 7 blocks. It was a great evening for American forward Jerome Tillman (201-87, college: Ohio, agency: Inception Sports) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 26 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists. Keita Sawabe (184-95) helped adding 26 points and 5 rebounds (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line). American power forward Evan Ravenel (204-89, college: Ohio St.) responded with 27 points and 9 rebounds (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) and point guard Shinya Murakami (172-91) scored 17 points and 5 assists. Sendai 89ers maintains third place with 28-19 record having six points less than leader Shinshu BW. Loser Fukushima keeps the fourth position with 27 games lost. Sendai 89ers will face Yamagata (#5) on the road in the next round. Fukushima will play against the league's leader Shinshu BW and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Sendai 89ers: J.Tillman 26+11reb+7ast, K.Sawabe 26+5reb+2ast, D.Miller 9+10reb+2ast, N.Sugasawa 9+2reb+1ast, T.Masato 6+4reb+7ast, J.Abe 6+1reb+4ast
Fukushima: E.Ravenel 27+9reb+2ast, S.Murakami 17+3reb+5ast, C.Brady 12+6reb, D.Suzuki 4+1reb+1ast, D.Ankei 2, S.Muto 2+2reb+2ast
gschID: 710915


Yamagata - Kumamoto V. 95-90

There was a change at the B2 League leadership position after last games. Round 47 most important game was a defeat of league's leader Kumamoto V. (33-14). They were defeated by fifth ranked Yamagata (18-29) 95-90 on Sunday night. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Kumamoto V.. Yamagata looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. It was a great evening for American center Will Creekmore (205-89, college: Missouri St.) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 31 points and 12 rebounds. Guard Yoshifumi Nakajima (176-90) helped adding 17 points and 10 assists. American forward Chehales Tapscott (195-90, college: Portland St.) responded with 45 points (!!!), 5 rebounds and 8 assists (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) and South African center Tshilidzi Nephawe (208-89, college: N.Mexico St.) produced a double-double by scoring 26 points and 24 rebounds. Yamagata moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Ehime OV. Kumamoto V. at the other side dropped to the second position with 14 games lost. They were replaced at the leadership position by Shinshu BW. Kumamoto V. will play next round against Bambitious Nara trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Yamagata will try to continue on its current victory against third ranked Sendai 89ers at home.
Top scorers:
Yamagata: W.Creekmore 31+12reb+1ast, Y.Nakajima 17+1reb+10ast, C.Maduabum 12+10reb+1ast, A.Hikaru 9+2reb+3ast, M.Izawa 7+3reb+2ast, Y.Takamatsu 7+1reb+3ast
Kumamoto V.: C.Tapscott 45+5reb+8ast, T.Nephawe 26+24reb, K.Kakiuchi 7+4ast, M.Fukuda 6+4reb, T.Namizato 3+1ast, T.Furuno 3+2reb+1ast
gschID: 710916
  




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The games are now more important than at the beginning of the Regular Season. We may still expect few shocking results in upcoming 7 rounds. Here is the last round review presented by ESL. The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Tokyo Excel. (32-4) on the court of ninth ranked Iwate Big Bulls on Sunday night. Visitors were edged by Iwate Big Bulls 73-72. It ended at the same time the eight-game winning streak of Tokyo Excel.. Iwate Big Bulls made 16-of-20 free shots (80.0 per...   [read more]


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