Miller, Shizuoka win 10th straight

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Simba FrenchSend an emailJanuary 12, 2023 99 1 minute readFacebookTwitterLinkedInShare via Email

Make it 10 straight wins for Bahamian professional basketball player Tavario Miller and Shizuoka Veltex as they took care of the Gifu Swoops on Sunday, winning 84-56, at the Shizuoka City Center Gymnasium in Shizuoka City, Shizuoka, Japan.

The win pushed their win/loss record to 24-2 on the season as they stayed at the top of the table in the Japanese B3 League. The loss kept Gifu at eighth in the league with a 10-16 record. The game on Sunday was the backend of a back-to-back series. Shizuoka dominated in the first game as well, winning 96-67.

Miller finished with a double-double of 10 points and tying for a game-high of 12 rebounds. He had two assists and went 5-for-8 from the field, shooting 62.5 percent.

The outcome of the game was a foregone conclusion early. Miller came off the bench and played 29 minutes in the game.

Shizuoka distributed the ball well, dishing out 25 assists compared to Gifu who had six assists. They outrebounded their counterparts, 35-28. Defensively, Shizuoka had 11 steals compared to just two for Gifu.

On Saturday, Miller scored 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds. He went 6-for-7 from the field, shooting 85.7 percent. He went 3-for-4 from the free throw line. He added one block in 27 minutes on the floor. In the game, Shizuoka’s bench scored most of their total points with 52. They also dished out 25 assists in this game. It was a closer gap in rebounding in this game as Shizuoka won that category, 33-30. They also had 11 steals.

This season, Miller is averaging 12.6 points to go with 8.5 rebounds per contest. He is also averaging 1.5 steals and is playing 22.9 minutes per game in 26 games.

Miller and his team return to action with back-to-back away games against the ninth-ranked Tokyo Hachioji Trains (10-16) on January 13 and 14.

Miller spent last season in Brazil’s Novo Basquete Brasil (NBB) with Minas Belo Horizonte. The team reached the league’s semifinals before their playoff run came to an end.

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