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Dazzle Control Their Playoff Destiny

April 6, 2006 - NBA G League (G League) - Roanoke Dazzle News Release


Roanoke, Va., April 6 - The Roanoke Dazzle head into tomorrow nights regular season finale with the Fayetteville Patriots in Fayetteville, N.C. with their playoff destiny residing in their own hands. Despite this control, there are numerous scenarios that could affect not only a playoff berth for the Dazzle but also the team's seeding.

The only simple part of the Dazzle playoff scenario is win and they are in. If the Dazzle can record a victory over the Patriots, they will secure at least a third place finish in the D-League's regular season and a playoff berth.

Win or lose, the Dazzle can also clinch a playoff berth before they step on the court tomorrow night, if both the Arkansas RimRockers and Austin Toros lose their regular season finales tonight. The RimRockers host the Albuquerque Thunderbirds, while the Toros host the Fort Worth Flyers.

The teams that finish the regular season in first and second place host first-round playoff games. Fort Worth has already clinched the top seed, while the Dazzle and Thunderbirds are currently tied for the second spot.

If the Dazzle wins tomorrow, and Albuquerque drops at least one of their remaining three games the Dazzle would clinch a second place finish and host the third place team in the first round of the playoffs. The Dazzle home playoff game would be held next Friday, April 14 at the Salem Civic Center with tip-off at 7:00 p.m. This game would be played in Salem due to scheduling conflicts that weekend at the Roanoke Civic Center. The Dazzle holds the head-to-head tiebreaker with the Thunderbirds if both teams finish with the same record.

If the Dazzle fall in Fayetteville, then the team could still make the playoffs but would require help.

Roanoke Dazzle Full and Partial Season Tickets are now on sale for the 2006-2007 NBA Development League Season. A $50 deposit reserves your seat. All Season Ticket Holders who place a deposit on next year's season tickets prior to the possible home playoff game will receive a like number of playoff tickets for free. For more information contact the Roanoke Dazzle Office at (540) 266-1000 or online at www.roanokedazzle.com .

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