AUSTIN TOROS WIN 2012 NBA DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP
The 2012 NBA Development League Most Valuable Player Justin Dentmon scored a team-high 30 points to lead the Austin Toros to its first-ever NBA Development League Championship presented by BBVA with a 122-110 victory over the Los Angeles D-Fenders Saturday night at the Toyota Sports Center in L.A.
The Toros led end-to-end for the second straight game in L.A., and overcame a Game One loss to beat the D-Fenders in three games. The team finishes the 2012 postseason a perfect 6-0 in elimination games.
Eric Dawson, the 2012 NBA D-League Impact Player of the Year, scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, while six Toros, including all five starters, scored in double figures. Julian Wright netted 19 points, while Brad Wanamaker poured in 18.
We expected to win every game, said Toros head coach Brad Jones. We beat one heck of an L.A. D-Fenders team and we did it as a group so Im really really excited for our guys.
Mardy Collins finished with a game-high 31 points off the bench for the D-Fenders, while teammate Elijah Millsap scored 26. Malcolm Thomas recorded 17 points and 11 rebounds in the loss.
The game will be televised nationally on NBA TV on Friday, April 29 at 1:00 p.m. ET
2012 NBA D-LEAGUE FINALS RESULTS:
Game 1 Los Angeles 109, Austin 101, OT
Game 2 Austin 113, Los Angeles 94
Game 3 Austin 122, Los Angeles 110