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March 30, 2009 - NBA G League (G League) - Utah Flash News Release

Leading the West

The Flash is currently in first place in the NBA Development League West Division with a 26-15 record, .12 percentage points ahead of the Idaho Stampede and 3½ games ahead of the Bakersfield Jam.

Flash Games This Week (all times MDT)

- Tuesday, March 31 - at Bakersfield Jam, 8 p.m., Rabobank Arena, Bakersfield, Calif.

- Wednesday, April 1 - vs. Rio Grande Valley Vipers, 7 p.m., McKay Events Center, Orem, Utah (Flash License Plate Night for Kids)

- Friday, April 3 - vs. Albuquerque Thunderbirds, 7 p.m., McKay Events Center, Orem, Utah (World Renowned Quick Change halftime show)

Current Playoff Picture

If the 2009 NBA D-League Playoffs began today the Flash would be the #2 seed and would be able to pick its opponent from seeds five through eight. Following is the playoff seeding going into tonight's action.

Seed Team Record (Pct.) Next Game

1. Colorado 14ers 31-12 (.720) Thursday at Iowa

2. Utah Flash 26-15 (.634) Tuesday at Bakersfield

3. Iowa Energy 26-18 (.590) Wednesday vs Los Angeles

4. Austin Toros 27-16 (.627) Tonight at Dakota

5. Idaho Stampede 28-17 (.622) Wednesday at Dakota

6. Bakersfield Jam 25-21 (.543) Tuesday vs Utah

7. Albuquerque Thunderbirds 23-21 (.522) Friday at Utah

8. Dakota Wizards 23-21 (.522) Tonight vs Austin

Playoff Tickets

Flash tickets for the 2009 NBADL Playoffs are on sale by calling 801-434-HOOP. Flash fans that purchase playoff tickets before April 3 will also be eligible for a 10% discount and free parking for 2009-10 season tickets.

Quick Change in the House

Mark your calendar now for Friday, April 3 when nationally acclaimed Quick Change will be performing at halftime of the Flash game against Albuquerque at the McKay Events Center. Quick Change has been featured on numerous TV shows, Vegas Shows, Cruise Ships and by 29 NBA teams. If you haven't seen Quick Change, click on the link below for a quick preview:

http://www.costumechange.com/

This Week in the Community

The Flash will make three community appearances this week, all on Thursday, April 2. Guard Andre Ingram will speak at Pleasant Grove Junior High School's Career Day at 8:30 a.m. and forward Carlos Wheeler will address an all-school assembly at Taylor Elementary School in Payson. Coach Dale Osbourne will visit Wasatch Mental Health in Provo.

In Review

The Flash was 2-0 last week, sweeping Anaheim in back-to-back games on Friday and Saturday. In his first two games since being assigned by the Utah Jazz, rookie center Kosta Koufos averaged 17.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocked shots. Veteran forward Ronald Dupree made 16-of-23 FGA (.696) and averaged 21.5 points in the two victories.

Ticket Exchange

Flash fans with unused tickets from any game this season can trade them in at the arena box office for tickets to games on April 3 vs. Albuquerque and April 11 vs Idaho. For additional info please call 801-434-HOOP.

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