Toyama on top
Four sides have won six games out of seven in the Japan B League with Toyama Grouses leading the table due to having the best points difference.
Toyama made it four wins in a row by beating Niigata 97-67 at the City Hall Plaza Aore Nagaoka. Niigata are in 16th – having lost five of their seven matches.
Naoki Uto scored 24 points for the winners, making 10/13 of his two-point attempts (76%). Below is a shot chart of all his shots in the match. You can see more of the stats from the match on this link: https://www.fibalivestats.com/u/JBBL/1763305/bs.html.
🏀B1 第4節🏀#新潟 67 – 97 #富山#宇都直輝 のシュート炸裂
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Kawasaki in second
Kawasaki Brave Thunders lost their first match in the Japan B League, but have now won six matches in a row. They defeated Sun Rockers Shibuya 95-87 on Wednesday, overturning a 67-64 deficit after three quarters to win convincingly. Nick Fazekas top-scored 19 points for the Thunders – including three three-pointers from five attempts.
The Thunders trailed 82-80 with 3 minutes left until Yuma Fujii scored a three-pointer and they never surrendered their lead after that. The loss is Shibuya’s first in four matches, after winning three matches in a row.
Brex and the SeaHorses complete the top four
Utsunomiya Brex are in third after beating Alvark Tokyo 80-75. Utsunomiya trailed 57-55 going into the fourth quarter but fought back to go above the hosts. Alex Kirk top-scored in the game with 28 points for Tokyo.
SeaHorses Mikawa bounced back from defeat against Nagoya Dolphins to beat Kyoto Hannaryz 99-82. Despite being on the losing side, American David Simon top-scored with 35 points, nine rebounds and one block.