D-Fenders to Host First-Ever NBA Development League Game in OntarioSeptember 20, 2012 - NBA Development League (D-League) Los Angeles D-Fenders
"We are pleased to have the opportunity to showcase the D-Fenders to basketball fans in Ontario," said Joey Buss, D-Fenders President and CEO. "Playing here is exciting for us because we have a chance to expand our fan base and bring basketball to Citizens Business Bank Arena just as the Lakers do year after year."
Tip-off is scheduled for 7 pm and fans can expect performances from the 2012-13 Laker Girls. Tickets will go on sale September 24th online at Cbbankarena.com and by telephone at 1-888-9-AXS-TIX (888-929-7849). Prices start as low as $12. For special group rates on parties of 15 or more, please contact Jessica Reveles at 1-909-244-5516.
The D-Fenders are coming off of a historic 2011-12 season in which they shattered the NBA D-League record for wins in a season (38), earned the Regular Season Champion award and reached the NBA D-League Finals. In addition, the D-Fenders developed eight NBA Call-Ups along with six Lakers assignment players en route to winning the inaugural Development Champion award.
During the D-Fenders last meeting with the Jam in 2012, the D-Fenders completed a 2-0 NBA D-League Semifinals sweep to reach their first Finals berth in franchise history. Including the playoffs, the D-Fenders lead the all-time series versus the Jam 21-18.
Over the five previous D-Fenders seasons, the franchise has played three preseason games at three different venues throughout California, including Toyota Sports Center (2006-07), Paige Fieldhouse at Camp Pendleton (2007-08), and Hope International University (2008-09).
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