In pursuit of a B.League title, the Alvark Tokyo have showcased their depth, including the talents of Ukrainian backup Ihor Boiarkin, in the past few weeks.
The Alvark, who improved to 36-9, extended their winning streak to seven.
First-year coach Fujitaka Hiraoka’s team has lost 25 consecutive games, a B. League record.
For Ryukyu, a 14-0 scoring run to open the fourth quarter sparked a spirited comeback against Tokyo at Okinawa Arena.
Luis Scola scored a game-high 23 points in a turn-back-the-clock performance. The 41-year-old former NBA player knocked down five 3-pointers in Argentina’s win.
The NBA forwards headline a versatile squad set to make its first appearance in the Summer Games in 45 years.
The Sunrockers Shibuya, Toyama Grouses, Alvark Tokyo, Nagoya Diamond Dolphins and Akita Northern Happinets are in the hunt for two wild-card berths.
With eight wins in its last 10 games, including an important test against Shibuya in an Emperor's Cup match, Tokyo has reasserted itself in the B....
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