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    Durham-led Ryukyu too good for Niigata as Kobe misfires

    Nov 7, 2021
    Kobe Paras Niigata B.League
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    ALLEN Durham put together a double-double and the Ryukyu Golden Kings beat Kobe Paras and the slumping Niigata Albirex BB, 71-63, on Sunday in the Japan B.League at the City Hall Plaza Aore Nagaoka.

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    The former Meralco import tallied 16 points, 11 rebounds, and two steals as the Golden Kings romped to their fifth straight win to move up to 9-2 (win-loss) while dealing Niigata an eighth successive defeat.

    Paras was of little help for Niigata. All his five points came in the fourth quarter and shot a woeful 2-of-7 from the field in 16 minutes of play.

    The Albirex BB are now 2-9 overall.

    Ryukyu pulled away from a tight 51-49 count behind a 9-0 run led by Durham, who scored six points includng a dunk that made it 60-49.

    Paras responded with his first field goal of the game, but Durham scored again in the next possession to keep Niigita at bay.

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    Paras also struggled on Saturday in the loss to the Golden Kings where he had seven points and four rebounds but only converted 3 of his 13 attempts.

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