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Iowa's Energy Too Much for Arsenal

March 6, 2008 - NBA G League (G League) - Anaheim Arsenal News Release

Anaheim, Calif., March 5, 2008 - After a five game road trip, on which they won 1-of-5, the Anaheim Arsenal returned home to face the Iowa Energy. The Arsenal looked to snap a three-game losing streak with a win at home against the Energy (16-19). Unfortunately, Anaheim's losing streak continued with a 119 - 99 loss.

Energy forward, Demetris Nichols, led all scorers at halftime with 15 points on 6-of-10 shooting and was the only player by the half to score in double digits. Nichols, who is on assignment from the Chicago Bulls, finished the game with 33 points.

Mo Charlo tried to bring the Arsenal back in the fourth quarter with 12 points in the final period. However, poor Arsenal free throw shooting would contribute to the loss. Anaheim had 42 free throw attempts but only converted on 26.

Arsenal head coach Reggie Geary commented after the game, "We took care of the ball and rebounded well but we made it difficult on ourselves by missing free throws and lay-ups. That lost it for us."

Anaheim will start another long road trip on Friday, February 7, 2008 when they take on the Bakersfield Jam. Anaheim returns home on Friday, March 21, 2008 against the Idaho Stampede at the Arena at the Anaheim Convention Center. Tip-off is at 7:30 PM. For more information about the Arsenal, call (714) 635-BALL or visit www.anaheimarsenal.com.

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The NBA Development League is the NBA's official minor league, and the first-ever basketball league with direct affiliations to NBA teams. Now in its seventh season the D-League's goals are to provide affordable, NBA-caliber entertainment to fans of its 14 teams, as well as continue to develop players, coaches, referees and front-office personnel for the NBA. As the single source for in-season player "call-ups" to the NBA, fans of the D-League enjoy the highest caliber of basketball played outside the NBA. In fact, former D-League players represented 10 percent of NBA players on 2007-08 opening day rosters, numbering 44 in total. In addition, the D-League has produced 25 percent of current NBA referees and 17 current NBA coaches, including head coach Sam Vincent with the Charlotte Bobcats. The D-League is an innovative and rapidly growing sports property that also serves as an experimental testing ground for new initiatives like the live web-streaming of all games available free to fans at d-league.com. The League also provides continuing education and professional development resources for its players, and is committed to serving its local communities through D-LEAGUE CARES and grassroots efforts.

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