Tenketsu Harimoto and Yuki Kawamura combined for 42 points to spark Japan, which fended off Bahrain's spirited comeback in a FIBA World Cup qualifier.
The hosts pulled away over the final 20 minutes in Okinawa, outscoring the Central Asian national squad by 25 points in that span.
Prosecutors are investigating whether Aoki Holdings, Inc. and Haruyuki Takahashi, a Tokyo 2020 marketing official, engaged in unethical business practices.
As the IndyCar season winds down, Sato is 19th in the 36-driver standings entering August, including three top-10 finishes.
The Akatsuki Five, playing without injured forward Yuta Watanabe, showcased their long-range shooting skills throughout the game.
The Akatsuki Five still have a shot at reaching the final eight, with a qualifying contest on Tuesday set to determine the team’s fate.
The Akatsuki Five made 27 3-pointers in a 61-point win over Syria, improving to 2-0 in the tournament.
The Akatsuki Five outscored their Group C opponent 55-20 in the second half, turning a close game into a rout.
The NBA veteran adds leadership and valuable experience to the Akatsuki Five for July’s 16-nation tournament, according to Japan coach Tom Hovasse.
“I was really hoping that we could show the fans in Japan what we can do, and today I think we did it.” ―Tom Hovasse, Japan...
The 2021 Super Rugby points leader has amassed 20 or more points in five matches this season.
The Akatsuki Five edged Taiwan before falling to Australia in Okinawa.