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April 16, 2007 - NBA G League (G League) News Release

2007 NBA D-LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP presented by DELTA AIR LINES
Game Day, Date Time Game Site
Game 1 Tue, April 17 7 p.m. CT Fort Worth at Sioux Falls Sioux Falls Arena
Game 2 Wed, April 18 7 p.m. MT Albuquerque at Colorado Broomfield Event Center
Game 3 Fri, April 20 7 p.m. MT Game 2 Winner at Idaho Qwest Arena
Game 4 Sat, April 21 7 p.m. CT Game 1 Winner at Dakota Bismarck Civic Center
Game 5 TBA TBA Winner 3 vs. Winner 4 Site of Highest Remaining Seed

ALUMNI CHECK ... brief look at how some former D-Leaguers fared in Sunday's NBA games
-Mike Wilks (HUN) started, scored 22 points, had eight assists and four rebounds in 45 minutes for the Sonics.
-Jordan Farmar (LAD) started, scored nine points and had three assists in 28 minutes for the Lakers.
-Amir Johnson (SF) scored 12 points, had 10 rebounds and blocked six shots in 34 minutes for the Pistons.
-Louis Amundson (COL) scored eight points and had 11 rebounds (8 offensive) in 23 minutes for the 76ers.
-Justin Williams (DAK) scored seven points and collected six boards in 25 minutes for the Kings.
-Kelenna Azubuike (FTW) scored 11 points in 14 minutes for the Warriors.

REGULAR SEASON BEST...top per game numbers from the 2006-07 regular season
Points: 22.3, Roger Powell, ARK. Rebounds: 9.6, Elton Brown, COL. Assists: 7.1, Pooh Jeter, COL. Steals: 2.1 Clay Tucker, ARK. Blocks: 2.5, Cezary Trybanski, TUL. FGM: 7.9 Roger Powell, ARK; 7.9 BJ Elder, AUS. 3FGM: 2.8, Frank Williams, SF. FTM: 5.6, Roger Powell, ARK: 5.6 Renaldo Major. Minutes: 40.1, Dijon Thompson, ABQ

PRETTY DANG GOOD: How good was the D-League this season? Of the per game leaders listed above, only Colorado post player Elton Brown and Dakota swingman Renaldo Major were named by league coaches as Gatorade First Team All-D-League selections.

IS WINNING IMPORTANT? Arkansas forward Roger Powell led the league in points (22.3), field goals made (7.9) and free throws made (5.6) per game, but played on a team with the league's worst record. Powell was an honorable mention All-D-League choice by the league's 12 head coaches.

WHERE'S DIJON? Similar arguments might be made for Albuquerque forward Dijon Thompson, who led the league in minutes played (40.1) and was second in scoring (20.8) and rebounding (8.9). The T-Birds made the postseason, but with a sub-.500 record. All-D-League mention? Honorable.

MEDIA TIMEOUT...links to a sample of the latest news from around the NBA D-League
http://www.thenewstribune.com/595/story/40060.html
http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Basketball/NBA/Toronto/2007/04/15/4024098-sun.html
http://www.idahopress.com/articles/2007/04/16/sports/sports2.txt

TODAY ON NBA TV ... schedule subject to change
Time (ET) Show / Game
3:30 - 6 p.m. NBA D-LEAGUE: The Dream Starts Here Marathon (Shows 1-5)
6:30 p.m. D-League Playoff Preview Show (live)

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