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    San-En NeoPhoenix suffer 13th straight defeat at hands of Osaka

    Dec 19, 2021
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    SAN-EN NeoPhoenix couldn't find an end to their misery, bowing to the Osaka Evessa anew, 86-75, on Sunday for their 13th straight defeat in the 2021-22 B.League season at Toyohashi City Gymnasium.

    San-En has not won a game since Oct. 24 when it took down the Ibaraki Robots.

    DJ Newbill had 25 points, 10 rebounds, and seven assists, Hiromu Nakamura buried three three-pointers for his 16 points off the bench, and Ira Brown added 15 points, six boards, and five assists in Osaka's (11-10) fourth straight win.

    The Evessa scored 15 unasnwered points to take a 48-30 lead in the second quarter and led by as much as 21 points, 86-65, with 3:16 left to play after a David Doblas jumper.

    The NeoPhoenix could not put up the same fight as they did a day prior, where they lost in overtime, 90-85.

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