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April 3, 2007 - NBA G League (G League) News Release

Today's Schedule
Albuquerque at Los Angeles, 3:30 p.m. PT
Austin at Dakota, 7 p.m. CT
Fort Worth at Colorado, 7 p.m. MT
Sioux Falls at Idaho, 7 p.m. MT

Albuquerque at Los Angeles: T-Birds lead 3-2. Both teams fighting for final postseason spot in the West.
Austin at Dakota: Wizards lead 2-1. Dakota plays four of last six games at home.
Fort Worth at Colorado: 14ers lead 2-0. A Fort Worth win puts flyers in the postseason.
Sioux Falls at Idaho: Skyforce leads 2-1. NBA Nights game. SF wearing Pistons uniforms, Idaho wearing Jazz uniforms.

Monday's Results (Home Team CAPS)
No Games Scheduled

PERFORMER OF WEEK: On assignment from the Detroit Pistons, Amir Johnson of the Sioux Falls Skyforce has been named the Performer of the Week for the second time this season. Johnson recorded two double-doubles over the weekend for Sioux Falls, averaging 27.5 points, 15.5 rebounds, 4.5 blocks, 4.0 assists, and 2.0 steals. He shot 19-of-30 from the field and 17-of-18 from the line. Sioux Falls is 16-3 when he is in the lineup.

THEY SAID IT: "He's really matured mentally, too. Those numbers are legit. He's playing against legit players." ... Pistons coach Flip Saunders told the Detroit Free Press about Amir Johnson's impressive play in the NBA D-League.

HE'S BACK: The Los Angeles Lakers have reassigned rookie guard Jordan Farmar to the Los Angeles D-Fenders. The former UCLA star is expected to be in uniform when the D-Fenders host Albuquerque today. This is Farmar's second assignment to the D-League. He became the first player to play in a D-League and an NBA game in the same day on Sunday and could turn the trick again today. The Lakers are host to Denver following the D-Fenders game.

IN THE HOUSE: Dakota, Sioux Falls, Idaho and Colorado are all locked into the 2007 D-League postseason. Seeds and dates are still to be determined.

FOOT IN THE DOOR: A Fort Worth win or Austin loss tonight assures the Flyers of a postseason berth and eliminates the Toros. Obviously the opposite keeps Austin alive for another day.

ON THE PORCH: Los Angeles, Albuquerque and Anaheim all have a shot at the final spot in the West. With five games left, the D-Fenders look to hold the trump card, but the Thunderbirds play four of six at home. The Arsenal plays LA three times, twice in Anaheim.

LEADERS ... individual per game leaders in points, rebounds and assists
PPG Player, Team
22.0 Roger Powell, ARK
20.4 Von Wafer, COL
20.3 Dijon Thompson, ABQ
20.2 BJ Elder, AUS
19.3 Clay Tucker, ARK

RPG Player, Team
10.7 Pops Mensah-Bonsu, FTW
9.5 Elton Brown, COL
9.3 Dijon Thompson, ABQ
7.5 Andre Patterson, LA
7.2 Kevinn Pinkney, BAK

APG Player, Team
10.6 Will Conroy, TUL
10.5 Randy Livingston, IDA
6.9 Pooh Jeter, COL
5.3 Clay Tucker, ARK
5.3 Gerry McNamara, BAK

TODAY ON NBA TV ... (schedule subject to change)
Time (ET) Game or Show
3:30 p.m. NBA D-League: The Dream Starts Here (Show 5)
4 p.m. Dakota Wizards at Sioux Falls Skyforce (from 3/30)

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