Tokyo Alvark and Ryukyu Golden Kings players vie for the ball during the first game of the B.League, Japan's new improved basketball competition at the full-to-capacity Yoyogi National Gymnasium in Tokyo on Thursday night. Tokyo won 80-75, but the night was clearly more about the long-term goal of positioning basketball in the hugely competitive Japanese sports market. The futuristic video screen playing surface was impressive, and the on-court product was exciting, despite the teams clearly having some kinks to work out. See related story here.© Japan Today
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