Basketball: Japan must shoot lights out against Boomers, coach says


Faced with a must-win game against powerhouse Australia to advance from Group E at the FIBA Basketball World Cup, Japan head coach Tom Hovasse says his team may need its best shooting performance of the tournament to come out on top. Having struggled from the floor in its warm-up games and opening World Cup loss to Germany, Japan connected on 52 percent of its field goal attempts, including 63 percent inside the arc, in its 98-88 victory over Finland on Sunday. Bench guards Yuki Kawamura and Keisei Tominaga accounted for eight of Japan's 11 three-point makes, each going 4-from-7 from deep as t...

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