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Togashi makes D-League debut

Texas Legends guard Yuki Togashi made his NBA Development League debut on Friday in a 114-106 home loss to the Santa Cruz Warriors. The 21-year-old Togashi, who hails from Niigata Prefecture, played 4 minutes, 41 seconds, all in the second quarter. He had one steal and one turnover and didn’t ...

Wizards shut down Cavs

LeBron James lost the battle for an offensive rebound and stewed in frustration while everyone else ran downcourt, leaving his ...

Nov 21, 2014

Shinshu signs post player Washington

by Ed Odeven

The Shinshu Brave Warriors on Friday filled a roster vacancy, signing forward/center DeVaughn Washington. The 25-year-old Washington played 10 games for the NBL’s Hyogo Storks to open the 2014-15 season. He averaged 10.9 points and 3.6 rebounds while shooting 35 percent from the field. ...

Paul, Clippers hand Heat third straight home loss

Nov 21, 2014

Paul, Clippers hand Heat third straight home loss

Late in the third quarter, Blake Griffin and Chris Paul found themselves all alone on a fast break, no Miami Heat player even remotely close to them. Everything wasn’t always that easy for the Los Angeles Clippers. It only seemed that way. Paul had ...

Spurs outplay LeBron, Cavs

Nov 20, 2014

Spurs outplay LeBron, Cavs

Out of timeouts, LeBron James had no choice but to hurry up the floor. With the clock ticking down, James tried to dribble behind his back and had the ball — and game — bounce away. The San Antonio Spurs stopped him again. Tim ...

Nov 20, 2014

Trailblazer Collins retires from NBA

Jason Collins, the first openly gay player in one of the four major North American professional leagues, announced his retirement Wednesday after 13 years in the NBA. “It’s time and I’m very much looking forward to the next steps,” Collins said during a news ...

Takamatsu making steady strides

| Nov 20, 2014

Takamatsu making steady strides

by Ed Odeven

Like the Osaka Evessa, their Western Conference rival, the Takamatsu Five Arrows did not push the panic button after struggling to string together back-to-back wins in early October. Smart decision. Coach Kenzo Maeda’s team has turned around its season, winning five of its past ...

Kobe's big night helps Lakers defeat Hawks

Nov 19, 2014

Kobe's big night helps Lakers defeat Hawks

For Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers, it was a rare chance to celebrate. They didn’t pass it up. Bryant scored 28 points and the Lakers held on for just their second win, beating the Atlanta Hawks 114-109 on Tuesday night. A locker ...

Nov 19, 2014

Howard probed over child abuse

Authorities in Georgia are investigating child abuse allegations against Houston Rockets star Dwight Howard, police said on Tuesday. The allegation against the basketball star comes amid heightened attention to domestic violence incidents involving professional athletes including NFL star Adrian Peterson, who was suspended on ...

Nov 18, 2014

Ryukyu defense steps up in victory over Gunma

by Ed Odeven

The Ryukyu Golden Kings eked out a 74-71 victory over the visiting Gunma Crane Thunders on Tuesday night. Ryukyu held Gunma to 35.8 percent shooting from inside the 3-point arc, improving to 10-2 overall, 6-0 at home. The reigning champion Golden Kings yielded 27 ...

Nov 18, 2014

Ryukyu hammers lowly Gunma

Anthony McHenry scored a game-high 15 points and Draelon Burns had 13 as the Ryukyu Golden Kings defeated the visiting Gunma Crane Thunders 88-65 on Monday in the bj-league. Ryukyu (9-2 overall, 5-0 home) outscored Gunma 41-24 over the middle two quarters. Golden Kings ...

Grizzlies whip rival Rockets

Nov 18, 2014

Grizzlies whip rival Rockets

For a night, the Houston Rockets new defensive mindset was blown up completely, leading to a blowout by the Memphis Grizzlies. Memphis dominated a showdown between the teams with the NBA’s best records, running away from the Rockets in a 119-93 victory on Monday. ...

Knicks snap losing streak

Nov 17, 2014

Knicks snap losing streak

One strong defensive quarter helped the New York Knicks end a seven-game skid. New York held Denver to just one basket in the second quarter en route to a 109-93 victory over the Nuggets on Sunday. The Nuggets missed their first 15 shots of ...