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GREENVILLE, S.C., April 13 -- The Idaho Stampede and the Dakota Wizards have secured the top seeds and byes in the opening round of the 2007 NBA Development League Championship presented by Delta Air Lines, which got underway Tuesday, April 17.
In the first round, the second seed in the Eastern Division, the Sioux Falls Skyforce, defeated the third-seed Fort Worth Flyers at the Sioux Falls Arena. Over in the Western Division, the Colorado 14ers, the second seed, rolled past the third-seeded Albuquerque Thunderbirds.
Next, Colorado visits Boise to meet the Western Division champion Idaho Stampede on Friday, April 20. Sioux Falls will travel to Bismarck to take on the Eastern Division champion Dakota Wizards on Saturday, April 21.
The winner of the second-round games will meet at the arena of the highest seed for the 2007 D-League title. The entire D-League Championship is a sudden death, “one-and-done” format. Championship games will be played between April 24-29, depending on which team is hosting. Every game in the D-League postseason will be televised by NBA TV.
2007 NBA Development League Championship presented by Delta Air Lines
Tue, April 17: Sioux Falls 128, Fort Worth 105
Wed, April 18: Colorado 130, Albuquerque 100
Fri, April 20: Colorado 94, Idaho 91 (OT)
Sat, April 21: Sioux Falls at Dakota, Bismarck Civic Center, 7 p.m. CT
TBA Winner 3 vs. Winner 4, Site of Highest Remaining Seed, TBA