2007 NBA Development League Postseason Set
April 13, 2007 - NBA G League (G League) News Release
GREENVILLE, S.C., April 13 - The Idaho Stampede and the Dakota Wizards have secured the top seeds and a bye in the opening round of the 2007 NBA Development League Championship presented by Delta Air Lines that gets underway with first-round games at Sioux Falls on Tuesday, April 17 and at Colorado on Wednesday, April 18.
The second seed in the Eastern Division, the Sioux Falls Skyforce, will host the third-seed Fort Worth Flyers at the Sioux Falls Arena at 7 p.m. CT. The Colorado 14ers, the second seed in the Western Division will host the third-seeded Albuquerque Thunderbirds at 7 p.m. MT.
The Colorado-Albuquerque winner visits Boise to meet the Western Division champion Idaho Stampede on Friday, April 20. The winner of the Sioux Falls-Fort Worth game will travel to Bismarck to take on the Eastern Division champion Dakota Wizards on Saturday, April 21.
The winner of the second-round games will meet at the arena of the highest seed for the 2007 D-League title. The entire D-League Championship is a sudden death, "one-and-done" format. Championship games will be played between April 24-29, depending on which team is hosting. Every game in the D-League postseason will be televised by NBA TV.
2007 NBA Development League Championship presented by Delta Air Lines
Game Day, Date Game Site
Game 1 Tue, April 17 Fort Worth at Sioux Falls Sioux Falls Arena
Game 2 Wed, April 18 Albuquerque at Colorado Broomfield Event Center
Game 3 Fri, April 20 Game 2 Winner at Idaho Qwest Arena
Game 4 Sat, April 21 Game 1 Winner at Dakota Bismarck Civic Center
Game 5 TBA Winner 3 vs. Winner 4 Site of Highest Remaining Seed
The NBA Development League includes the Albuquerque Thunderbirds (N.M.), Anaheim Arsenal (Calif.), Arkansas RimRockers (Little Rock), Austin Toros (Texas), Bakersfield Jam (Calif.), Colorado 14ers (Broomfield), Dakota Wizards (Bismarck, N.D.), Fort Worth Flyers (Texas), Idaho Stampede (Boise), Los Angeles D-Fenders (Calif.), Sioux Falls Skyforce (S.D.) and Tulsa 66ers (Okla.). Expansion teams for the 2007-08 season have already been announced in Orem, Utah, the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas, Des Moines, Iowa and Fort Wayne, Ind.
The D-League continues to develop talent from across all disciplines for the NBA's 30 teams and the entire NBA umbrella. In addition to the assignment of 24 players to D-League affiliates, there have also been 22 GATORADE Call-Ups from the D-League to the NBA this season. Additionally, every referee hired by the NBA since 2002 has worked in the D-League, while coaches, athletic trainers and front office executives are also being developed.
Established to help grow the sport of basketball both domestically and internationally, the D-League also offers fun, family entertainment at affordable prices. For additional information on the NBA Development League, visit D-LEAGUE.com.
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