Bobby Ray Parks Jr. and Nagoya were overwhelmed by Kawasaki in the opener of their best-of-three quarterfinals game in the 2021-22 B.League season, suffering a 71-97 rout, Saturday at the Kawasaki Todoroki Arena.
Parks only played 19 minutes in the contest, finishing with just four points on 2-of-6 shooting with six rebounds while committing three turnovers.
But it was not just Parks who had a bad day in the office as Tenketsu Harimoto and Taito Nakahigashi were held down to just four and two points, respectively, on a combined 2-of-12 clip.
The Brave Thunders pushed the pedal early in the game, racing to a 15-5 start and never looking back.
The lead grew to 12 at the half, 23 at the end of the third quarter, and even went to as high as 26 in the final frame.
The Diamond Dolphins will figure in a must-win tomorrow.
Yuma Fujii steeredKawasaki with 21 points and seven rebounds while Naoya Kumagae added 14 points. Matt Janning also got 13 points and six assists as Nick Fazekas settled with a line of nine rebounds, eight points, and five assists.
Scott Eatherton was the sole bright spot for Nagoya with 19 points and 13 rebounds.