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December 23, 2006 - NBA G League (G League) News Release

Today
Bakersfield at Arkansas, 7 p.m. CT
Anaheim at Tulsa, 6 p.m. CT
Los Angeles at Austin, 7 p.m. CT
Sioux Falls at Dakota, 7 p.m. CT
Fort Worth at Colorado, 7 p.m. MT
Albuquerque at Idaho, 7 p.m. MT

TODAY'S SERIES INFO
Bakersfield at Arkansas: RimRockers lead 1-0. Clay Tucker scored 28 for Arkansas in first meeting.
Anaheim at Tulsa: 66ers lead 1-0. Three of Arsenal's four wins have come on the road.
Los Angeles at Austin: First meeting. Will Jay Williams be back from groin injury? Will Toros get that first win in 06-07?
Sioux Falls at Dakota: Wizards lead 2-0. Skyforce has won five straight at home.
Fort Worth at Colorado: First meeting. 14ers shooting 48% and opponents 50% in new Broomfield Event Center.
Albuquerque at Idaho: Have split two games. Stampede has won four of last five games after 0-5 start.

Friday's Results
Bakersfield 116, Tulsa 106
Fort Worth 132, Anaheim 122
Sioux Falls 106, Austin 100
Los Angeles 92, Arkansas 86
Idaho 96, Albuquerque 91
Dakota at Colorado, ppd weather

CHECK THE BOX: Click on the links below to check out the box scores from Friday's games.
http://www.nba.com/dleague/games/20061222/BAKTUL/boxscore.html
http://www.nba.com/dleague/games/20061222/ANAFTW/boxscore.html
http://www.nba.com/dleague/games/20061222/AUSSFL/boxscore.html
http://www.nba.com/dleague/games/20061222/LADARK/boxscore.html
http://www.nba.com/dleague/games/20061222/ABQIDA/boxscore.html

FRIDAY LEADERS...top numbers from games on December 22 Points: 29, Pops Mensah-Bonsu, FTW: Rebounds: 14, Andre Brown, SF; Assists: 11, Will Conroy, TUL; Steals: 5, Jonathan Moore, ARK; Blocks: 3, Joe Dabbert, SF; 3FGM: 3, Kris Clack, AUS & Randy Livingston, IDA.

TALK ABOUT A 180: After not scoring in Tuesday's win over Sioux Falls, Fort Worth's Pops Mensah-Bonsu responded with 29 points (14-18 FGA) against Anaheim on Friday. For good measure, the Dallas Maverick's assignee collected nine rebounds and had two blocked shots.

POLLS SAY KELENNA: With almost 8,000 votes counted in the latest GATORADE Poll on D-LEAGUE.com, Fort Worth's Kelenna Azubuike has the nod as the first player to earn a GATORADE Call-Up this season at 26-percent.

READING TIMEOUT ... links to a sampling of the latest news from around the NBA D-League
http://torontosun.com/Sports/Basketball/2006/12/23/2950377-sun.html
http://www.dfw.com/mld/dfw/sports/basketball/nba/dallas_mavericks/16306600.htm
http://www.idahostatesman.com/104/story/64781.html
http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061223/SPORTS04/612230438/1088

THEY SAID IT: "My worst games in coaching are the games right before Christmas. Guys start thinking about home, girlfriends start calling them, their moms start calling them. They start thinking about home and go on vacation before the game." ... RimRockers head coach Andy Stoglin after losing to Los Angeles at home on Friday.

ONE TO AVOID: Off to a 0-10 start, Austin will be trying to avoid tying the D-League record for consecutive losses when the Toros are host to Los Angeles today. The Roanoke Dazzle holds the record, losing 11 straight from March 4-22, 2002.

FRIDAY MOVES: Dakota acquired F Alfred Neale. Albuquerque acquired F Joe Shipp and waived F/C Eddy Fobbs due to injury. Arkansas acquired F Tyrone Sally and waived F Matt Haryasz due to injury.


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