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D-League Game Recaps

Marcus Williams Made His Re-Debut Last Night in the D-League

Marcus Williams is back in the D-League and, after all was said and done, he didn't really miss a beat - he led the team in asssists, shot an efficient 8-of-14 from the field and played the second most minutes of any of the Austin Toros.

Recap: Dakota Wizards 103, Maine Red Claws 90

A recap of the March 22 D-League game between the Dakota Wizards and the Maine Red Claws, featuring Memphis Grizzlies guard Lester Hudson.

Last Night in the D-League, Darnell Jackson and the BayHawks Came Up...Big

Recaps of last night's D-League games, featuring NBA assignee Darnell Jackson and former NBA player Mike Sweetney

The Iowa Energy Clinched The Eastern Conference In 8 Point Blowout Victory

Earl Clark, on assignment to Iowa from the Phoenix Suns, started out pretty terribly (0-for-4 with two of his shots blocked), but finished the game with a respectable 19 points, 10 boards while adding two steals and two blocks. He shot just 7-of-18 from the floor - the worst percentage of any Iowa starter - but he looked pretty good otherwise

Recap: Fort Wayne Mad Ants 115, Springfield Armor 86

A recap of yesterday's D-League game between the Fort Wayne Mad Ants and the Springfield Armor.

Greg Stiemsma Broke The Single Season Blocks Record Last Night In The D-League

# Greg Stiemsma broke the D-League's, and more specifically Keith Closs', single-season block record last night. Stiemsma blocked five shots to bring his total to 137 through 38 games - that's an astonishing average 3.6 blocks per game! Stiemsma also added 16 points and nine rebounds with just one turnover in 41 minutes of action. I wonder what it would take for him to get an NBA look?

Box Score Ruminations From Last Night In The D-League

# Joe Krabbenhoft is back for the Skyforce after leaving the team in Decvember to play in Korea. I really didn't like the decision at the time because he was filling in admirably for an ailing Reggie Williams (28, 23 and 20 point games when his previous season high was 12). Now, well, I guess it worked. In his first game back, Krabbenhoft scored 19 points and grabbed nine rebounds off of the bench.

Recap: Erie BayHawks 111, Utah Flash 101

A recap of last night's D-League game between the Erie BayHawks and the Utah Flash.

Need A Point Guard? You Should Have Watched the VERSUS game

Instead, I stole the highlights from last night's VERSUS game - Tulsa at Rio Grande Valley - featuring the two most NBA-ready point guards in the D-League, Mustafa Shakur and Will Conroy. I'll let the soothing narrations of THE Alex Del Barrio explain the rest.

Highlights From Last Night In The D-League, Featuring Blake Ahearn, Mike Gansey & John Bryant

That said, I've provided you with the Erie BayHawks versus Albuquerque Thunderbirds highlights, featuring zero dunks from Mike Gansey but an amazing assist to him from Blake Ahearn. I told you - they're as exciting as the Rockers! Also, Albuquerque's trade of Kurt Looby for Trey Gilder showed to be a bad idea in this game - John Bryant had 28 points and 13 rebounds. Albuquerque's starting center? Marcus Hubbard. Ridiculous.

Last Night in the D-League; Idaho's Backcourt is Really Good

Recaps of last night's D-League games.

Erie won on Mike Gansey's Mom's Birthday Yesterday in the D-League

I have some inside sources that tell me that Gale Mazzella was courtside at the game, celebrating her birthday. The last time I know Mazzella was at a BayHawks game, Erie also won. I'm fairly certain this isn't a coincidence and that she's a good luck charm.

Tulsa 66ers 101, Fort Wayne 77; Really, the OKC Thunder Beat a D-League Team

A recap of the March 8 D-League game between the Fort Wayne Mad Ants and the Tulsa 66ers, who featured three players on assignment from the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Romel Beck Was On Fire Last Night In The D-League

Stat of the game: Romel Beck had 17 points in the first quarter. He finished with 23 after inexplicably being bench for nearly the entire second quarter. Still, his team won, so it didn't really matter.

Last Night in the D-League; Yeah, Trey Johnson Can Play Point Guard

Recaps of last night's D-League games, highlighting former Cleveland Cavalier Trey Johnson's transition to point guard.

The Oklahoma City Thunder Played Last Night In The D-League, Basically

The first of the Tulsa players I'd like to talk about is D.J. White - Austin simply had no answer for him. Granted, hardly anyone can contain White in the D-League (granted it's only seven games, but it's pretty difficult to choose a game he's played poorly in), but Austin showed that they really have no big man depth behind Dwayne Jones, who was busy defending BJ Mullens.

Last Night in the D-League; Call Up Alexander Johnson While You're At It

Recaps of yesterday's D-League games, highlighting the performance of former NBA player Alexander Johnson.

Austin Toros 95, Tulsa 66ers 87: OKC's Kyle Weaver Impresses

A recap of last night's Austin-Tulsa D-League game, with commentary on many of the players.

The Defense Was (Not) The Backbone Last Night In The D-League

The D-League has the "Defense is the Backbone" commercial in heavy rotation. However, even after their 146-135 slobber knocker yesterday, RGV has apparently not watched it quite as often as myself.

Mustafa Shakur Was Clutch Last Night In The D-League

Yesterday I highlighted Will Conroy, today Mustafa Shakur's getting the top billing. I hate when people talk about the D-League being such a guard dominated league (it is, but it isn't) and I guess I'm not doing much to eliminate that assertion. Either way, Shakur and Conroy are probably the two most NBA-ready players in the D-League right now.

Will Conroy Showed Why He Deserves A Call-Up Last Night In The D-League

That said, Will Conroy's finally found a nice middle ground of playing the role of glue guy and distributor when it's warranted as well knowing when to take over a game. Last night, he realized he needed to be the glue guy, the distributor AND then, when it mattered, take over the game. Did it work? Yes - splendidly.

Highlights From Last Night In The D-League

I'm lazy, so you're not going to get my normal in-depth recaps. In return, I will provide you with lots of youtubeage and a new feature called "Line of the Night." Deal?

Recap: Fort Wayne Mad Ants 118, Maine Red Claws 110

A recap of last night's D-League game between the Fort Wayne Mad Ants and the Maine Red Claws

Brian Butch Butchered 'Birds Last Night In The D-League

I'm going to start this off by saying that I don't give enough love to Brian Butch. When he was here in Bismarck, he played very well for about 15 minutes, but didn't impress me in the rest of his time on the floor. The only other chance I've had to see him live, at the D-League Showcase, he had a 30 point game and a 10 point game.

Recap: Dakota Wizards 106, Idaho Stampede 105

A recap of yesterday's D-League game between the Dakota Wizards and the Idaho Stampede.

Will Conroy Retakes All-Time D-League Scoring Record Last Night In The D-League

Will Conroy needs a call-up again. Conroy used to be a bit of a thorn in my side, but he's been playing very well since returning to the D-League again, doing just enough to help the Vipers win - not forcing bad shots, not looking for his own offense first, just using his head and making his team better.

Last Night in the D-League, Featuring Points in the Hundreds

Recaps of last night's D-League games.

Last Night in the D-League, Featuring a Lot of Close Games (and One Blowout)

Recaps of last night's D-League games, including a look at NBA assignee Nate Jawai's performance.

Larry Owens' Best Game of the Season, Last Night, Er, Tonight in the D-League

Recaps of Thursday night's D-League games.

Reggie Williams Efficiently Dominated Last Night In The D-League

# Reggie Williams did his thing, offensively, absolutely abusing the Flash defenders. Williams had the game GM's are looking for from him - efficient scoring, showing athleticism and hitting the 3-ball with consistency.

Last Night in the D-League, Starring NBA-Ready Big Men

Recaps of last night's D-League games, featuring the NBA-ready big men Rod Benson and Courtney Sims.

The Last Last Night in the D-League Before the All-Star Break

Recaps of last night's D-League action.