CBS Sports Network Set to Broadcast NBA D-League Semifinals
NEW YORK, April 16, 2013 – CBS Sports Network’s coverage of the 2013 NBA Development League postseason resumes on Wednesday, April 17 at 8:30 p.m. ET when the sixth-seeded Austin Toros host the fourth-seeded Santa Cruz Warriors at the Cedar Park Center in Cedar Park, Texas.
Coverage continues when the series moves to California, with the Warriors hosting the Toros on CBS Sports Network on Friday, April 19 at 9:30 p.m. ET at Kaiser Permanente Arena. Should the series require a third game, CBS Sports Network will televise the decisive game three on Monday, April 22 at 9:30 p.m. ET, also from Santa Cruz. Jason Knapp and Alaa Abdelnaby will call the action on CBS Sports Network for all three second-round games.
Following the unique pick-your-first-round-opponent format that the NBA D-League has employed for the last four seasons, the Toros and 66ers both defeated the opponents that selected them in the first round, the Bakersfield Jam and Canton Charge, respectively. The Rio Grande Valley Vipers defeated the Maine Red Claws and Santa Cruz swept the Fort Wayne Mad Ants in their first round series.
Dates and times for the best-of-three finals have yet to be determined and will be announced when they are available.
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SECOND ROUND 2013 NBA D-LEAGUE PLAYOFF SCHEDULE ON CBS SPORTS NETWORK:
Game 1 - Wednesday, April 17 - Santa Cruz @ Austin, 8:30 PM ET
Game 2 - Friday, April 19 - Austin @ Santa Cruz, 9:30 PM ET
*Game 3 - Monday, April 22 - Austin @ Santa Cruz, 9:30 PM ET