Nearly one-third of the way through the B.League season, the title-chasing Kawasaki Brave Thunders lead the 24-team circuit in steals.
The hosts pulled away over the final 20 minutes in Okinawa, outscoring the Central Asian national squad by 25 points in that span.
The Brave Thunders rout the Alvark Tokyo for their fifth straight victory heading into the final weekend of the regular season.
The 2021 Super Rugby points leader has amassed 20 or more points in five matches this season.
Alvark coach Luka Pavicevic’s squad focused on playing more aggressively in its weekend rematch with the Kawasaki Brave Thunders, and the strategy paid off.
Ando directs Shimane’s high-powered offense and leads the B. League in assists, while Okada’s long-range shooting is a key element of Shinshu’s attack.
Veteran guard Yuma Fujii nailed a buzzer-beating shot in the fourth quarter as the Brave Thunders extended their winning streak to seven.
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