With Basketball World Cup victories over Finland, Venezuela and Cape Verde, Japan elevated its profile as a much-improved team on the global stage.
Only three players return from Japan's 2019 Basketball World Cup roster, plus impressions of Golden Boot winner Hinata Miyazawa and hurdler Shunsuke Izumiya.
Luka Doncic led Slovenia with 23 points in a final tuneup for the FIBA Basketball World Cup. The dazzling playmaker also handed out seven assists.
In a back-and-forth duel with Chiba, Ryukyu finished strong in the second overtime to move within one win of its first B.League Finals title.
Veteran point guard Yuki Togashi, who had a pair of 30-point games in March, is recognized for leading the Jets' high-octane offense.
Josh Hawkinson scores 22 points and Yutaro Suda pours in 20 to lead Japan past Bahrain in the teams’ final FIBA World Cup Asian qualifier.
The hosts pulled away over the final 20 minutes in Okinawa, outscoring the Central Asian national squad by 25 points in that span.
The Akatsuki Five, playing without injured forward Yuta Watanabe, showcased their long-range shooting skills throughout the game.
A 14-2 run in the first quarter set the tone for Japan, which finished with five double-digit scorers.
The Akatsuki Five outscored their Group C opponent 55-20 in the second half, turning a close game into a rout.
For the reigning champion Chiba Jets, the road to the B.League Finals begins right where they want it to: at home. The Jets had a league-best...
Coach Atsushi Ono’s club extended its winning streak to eight with a pair of stellar performances against the visiting Gunma Crane Thunders.