Kobe Paras and the Niigata Albirex ended a 26-game slump with a 79-76 squeaker against the Ibaraki Robots in the Japan B.League at City Hall Plaza Ao-re Nagaoka Saturday.
Paras scored 10 points and sank all of his 4 free throws while helping the Albirex nab its third win in 30 games.
Niigata, however, had to hack it out against Ibaraki after seeing its 8-point lead wiped out in the final period.
Rosco Allen drained a booming trey to give the 3-point lead to the Albirex and managed to hang on while holding off the Robots.
Allen topscored for Niigata with 26 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists.
Prior their victory, the last time Niigata tasted a win was when they beat San-En in October 2021.