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Texas' Pierre Jackson Signs with Dallas Mavericks

January 15, 2017 - FRISCO, TX- The Dallas Mavericks today signed Texas Legends guard Pierre Jackson for the 9th GATORADE Call-Up of the 2016-17 NBA Development League season. Jackson was signed by the Mavericks on Dec. 27th playing four games and averaging 3.0 points in 7.1 minutes before being waived on Jan. 6th. Jackson (5-11, 180, Baylor) appeared in 13 games for the Legends this season averaging 29.6 points, 4.2 rebounds, 6.8 assists, and 1.8 steals and leading the D-League in scoring. Jackson was acquired by the Legends in March via... Full Story

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Blue Leads D-Fenders Charge in Overtime Win against Canton

January 15, 2017 - EL SEGUNDO - Powered by a season-high 40-point performance from Vander Blue, the D-Fenders defeated the Canton Charge in an overtime thriller on Saturday night at the Toyota Sports Center, 122-118. Los Angeles overcame a 22-point deficit in the win, preserving a league-leading record that now stands at 19-5. The D-Fenders outscored the Charge 75-54 in the second half, but no bucket was bigger than Blue's drawn foul on a 27-foot three-pointer to force a four-point play. The basket broke a 118-118 tie with 2.5 seconds remai... Full Story

Los Angeles Lakers Re-Assign Ivica Zubac to D-Fenders

January 14, 2017 - EL SEGUNDO - The Los Angeles Lakers have assigned center Ivica Zubac to the Los Angeles D-Fenders for the 10th time this season, it was announced today. In 12 NBA D-League contests this year, Zubac has averaged 15.3 points and 9.6 rebounds in 29.7 minutes per game. The 19-year-old has registered four double-doubles with Los Angeles this season. Zubac is expected to be in action tonight when the D-Fenders host the Canton Charge at 6:30 p.m. at the Toyota Sports Center. If he appears in tonight's contest, the rookie woul... Full Story

Warriors Execute Down the Stretch to Shut Down the Stars

January 14, 2017 - SANTA CRUZ, Calif. - The Santa Cruz Warriors (13-10) defeated the Salt Lake City Stars (6-17) 113-104 on Friday night in front of a eighteenth consecutive sellout crowd at Kaiser Permanente Arena. The Warriors were paced by James Southerland who led all scorers with 29 points and 5 rebounds off the bench. Phil Pressey contributed 20 points and 7 assists, while Kevon Looney, on assignment from the Golden State Warriors, notched a double-double with 18 points and 20 rebounds. Patrick McCaw, also on assignment from Golden St... Full Story

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