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January 22, 2007 - NBA G League (G League) News Release


Today
Albuquerque at Los Angeles, 3:30 p.m. PT

TODAY'S SERIES INFO
Albuquerque at Los Angeles: Third meeting since Friday. Each had a win in Albuquerque over the weekend.

Sunday's Results
Idaho 109, Bakersfield 85

CHECK THE BOX: Click on the link below to check out the box score from Sunday's game.
http://www.nba.com/dleague/games/20070121/IDABAK/boxscore.html

CLOSING IN: The Idaho Stampede is closing in on the D-League record for consecutive victories after winning its 11th straight at Bakersfield on Sunday. The record dates back to the first season of D-League play when the Greenville Groove reeled off 15 consecutive wins between Feb. 10 and March 14, 2002.

THEY SAID IT: "Our organization felt like [the D-League assignment] would be a good opportunity to play, to get some minutes and see what it's like to be out there on the floor 30-35 minutes every day. How do you bounce back the next day? How do you keep yourself ready?" ... Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan recently told the Salt Lake Tribune on CJ Miles assignment to the Idaho Stampede.

SPEAKING OF CJ: Helping Idaho to its 11th straight win on Sunday, CJ Miles scored 20 points and converted 7-9 FGA, 4-5 from behind the three-point line. In six games since being assigned from the Jazz, Miles is averaging 31.2 minutes, 17.8 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.7 assists.

MAV CONNECTION: A pair of Dallas Mavericks currently on assignment to the Fort Worth Flyers are making the most of their time in the D-League. After 13 games with coach Sidney Moncrief's team, inside man Pops Mensah-Bonsu is the D-League's leading rebounder at 11.6 per game and is also chipping in 13.7 points and 1.2 blocks in 31.1 minutes. In three games, guard Jose Barea is averaging 33.3 minutes, 22.3 points, 8.0 assists and 4.0 rebounds.

HOT SHOTS...individual leaders in FG% and FT% through games of Jan. 21
FG% Player, Team FT% Player, Team
.588 Louis Amundson, COL (77-131) .957 Brian Chase, LA (44-46)
.583 Mike Harris, COL (91-156) .950 Gerry McNamara, BAK (38-40)
.581 Rod Benson, DAK (36-62) .929 James May, DAK (79-85)
.581 Deji Akindele, FTW (36-62) .920 Eddie Robinson, IDA (.920)
.576 Shawn Daniels, BAK (49-85) .899 Daryl Dorsey, ANA (.899)

D-LEAGUE QUIZ: Through games of Jan. 21, which coach has the most career D-League victories? Keep reading for the answer.

READING TIMEOUT...links to a sampling of the latest news from around the NBA D-League
http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-crowe22jan22,1,5847591.story?coll=la-headlines-sports
http://www.sltrib.com/jazz/ci_5060192
http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/local/states/california/16517141.htm
http://www.draftexpress.com/viewarticle.php?a=1522
http://www.bakersfield.com/136/story/95671.html

QUIZ ANSWER: The Dean of the D-League, Tulsa coach Joey Meyer, has recorded 138 wins in a stop at Asheville and in his second season in Tulsa. Meyer has also won a pair of D-League championships (2004 and 2005 in Asheville). He has never lost a postseason game (4-0).

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