D-League Playoffs News
The Rio Grande Valley Vipers and Reno Bighorns begin their D-League playoff's semifinal series this evening on (tape-delayed) VERSUS at 10 p.m. Central Time -- or later, depending on when the Chicago Blackhawks finish their game with the Vancouver WhateverTheirMascotIs.
The Tulsa 66ers, owned by the Oklahoma City Thunder, and Iowa Energy each dispatched their lower-seeded first round opponents leading to a second consecutive meeting in the semifinals of the NBA Development League playoffs.
The Reno Bighorns are headed to the NBA Development League semifinals after defeating the Erie BayHawks, 99-87, to win the three-game series in -- are you ready for this? -- three games.
The Rio Grande Valley Vipers, affiliates of the Houston Rockets, defeated a dismantled Bakersfield Jam team on Wednesday night to advance to the second round of the D-League Playoffs.
The first live televised game of the D-League season on VERSUS didn't disappoint as Brian Hamilton and the Utah Flash upset the top-seeded Iowa Energy at home to force a third and deciding game in their quarterfinal D-League playoff series.
Game two of the three-game D-League playoff series will be live on Versus tonight (check your local listings!) as the Utah Flash travel to Des Moines, Iowa, to take on the top-seeded Iowa Energy.
Marcus Landry played as a power forward while in college at Wisconsin, but played as the point guard for his Reno Bighorns down the stretch on Sunday as his team came back to defeat the Erie BayHawks 106-101 in game one of the D-League quarterfinal series.
The Tulsa 66ers defeated the Texas Legends on Friday night to sweep the three-game series after jumping out to an 18-point lead to end the third quarter on the way to a final score of 104-89.
The Rio Grande Valley Vipers, under the watchful eye of the Houston Rockets, chose to play the Bakersfield Jam in the first round of the NBA D-League Playoffs.
The NBA D-League Playoffs are now officially underway after Jerome Dyson and the Tulsa 66ers dominated the Texas Legends in the fourth quarter on the way to a 94-83 victory on Wednesday night in Frisco, Texas.
I ranked the Iowa Energy and the Utah Flash as the two worst teams in the D-League playoffs when I did my D-League Playoff power rankings post the other day, but that doesn't mean this series won't be exciting.
The first round series between the Tulsa 66ers (owned by the Oklahoma City Thunder) and Texas Legends (ran by the Dallas Mavericks) in the NBA D-League Playoffs encompasses almost exactly what the D-League is all about.
Former NBA head coach Eric Musselman had an assistant pick his first round opponent of the D-League Playoffs out of a hat. Neat, huh?
I've decided to spend this morning putting together my own version of Matthew Brennan's popular D-League power rankings.
What's up Ridiculous Upside and fellow D-League fans? It's been awhile since I have written a blog and I do sincerely apologize. I have been following the 2011 D-League season closely and what an exciting season it has been especially the last week with teams battling for the last remaining playoff spot.