The Japanese national basketball team faced a warm-up game against Portugal, which was the first actual match in one year and four months in Yokohama, and won 69 to 47.
The Japanese national basketball team has been away from the actual battle since February last year due to the influence of the new coronavirus, but on the night of the 10th, they faced a warm-up game against Portugal, which will be the first actual battle in 1 year and 4 months in Yokohama. ..
Currently, the number of candidates for the Tokyo Olympics is limited to 16, and 12 unofficial players are scheduled to be decided later this month, taking into account the three games including the 10th.
Japan, which is ranked 10th in the world ranking, hit Portugal, which is 48th in the world and does not participate in the Olympics, in the first half, hitting 25 three-point shots and only 4 shots were decided, and returned with a 1-point lead of 26 to 25.
Even in the third quarter, Japan continued to struggle with three-point shots and shots under the goal, tying 40 to 40 to reach the final fourth quarter.
In the 4th quarter, Naho Miyoshi scored a three-point shot with a high probability and scored points, and Japan won 69 to 47, but the content remained a challenge in the actual battle after a long absence.
Miyoshi "I was able to play basketball like Japan"
Naho Miyoshi, who scored the most 14 points in the team, said, "We couldn't play at our own pace in the first half because it was a little heavy, but in the second half we were able to move quickly from the defense, which is typical of Japan. I was able to play basketball, "he recalled.
He said about his three-point shot, which was decided with a high probability, "I keep hitting my job, so I thought I would hit it if I had a chance," he said.
Hobus Head Coach "For a good study for the players"
Japan Women's Basketball Head Coach Tom Hovasse said, "Today, we all had a patience match because we couldn't get a three-point shot. I think it was a good study for the players." ..
Also, regarding the fact that ace Ramu Tokashiki was excluded from the representative candidate for the Tokyo Olympics due to injury, he said, "I was trying hard to rehabilitate, but I couldn't make it in time. Ramu Tokashiki has speed, height, and experience. The hole that came out is big. I'm really looking for how to cover that hole. "