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Field Set for 2012 NBA Development League Semifinals Presented by BBVA

NEW YORK, April 17, 2012 The four-team field is set for the 2012 NBA Development League Semifinals presented by BBVA as the seventh-seeded Canton Charge defeated the second-seeded Springfield Armor, 115-106, and the third-seeded Austin Toros defeated the fifth-seeded Erie BayHawks, 99-85, to advance to the second round of the postseason. The Charge and Toros join the first-seeded Los Angeles D-Fenders and the sixth-seeded Bakersfield Jam in the semifinals.

Both best-of-three series will tip off on Thursday, April 19 when the Toros travel to face the Charge at 7:30pm ET in Canton and the D-Fenders take on the Jam in Bakersfield at 10:00pm ET.

The D-Fenders advanced to the semifinals having defeated the eighth-seeded Iowa Energy in two games (114-103, 94-92), while the Jam moved on after downing the Dakota Wizards, the fourth seed, in two games (107-94, 93-91).

The dates and times of the best-of-three NBA D-League Finals will be released when that information becomes available. Every other game can be viewed live, online, for free via NBA Futurecast at nba.com/dleague.

2012 NBA D-LEAGUE PLAYOFFS SEMIFINAL SCHEDULE (all times Eastern)

Los Angeles D-Fenders vs. Bakersfield Jam
Game 1 - Thursday, April 19 - Los Angeles @ Bakersfield, 10 PM
Game 2 - Saturday, April 21 - Bakersfield @ Los Angeles, 9:30 PM
*Game 3 - Tuesday, April 24 - Bakersfield @ Los Angeles, 10 PM

Austin Toros vs. Canton Charge
Game 1 Thursday, April 19 Austin @ Canton, 7:30 PM
Game 2 Saturday, April 21 Canton @ Austin, 8:30 PM
*Game 3 Sunday, April 22 Canton @ Austin, 7PM

FIRST ROUND RESULTS

Los Angeles D-Fenders 2, Iowa Energy 0
Game 1 Los Angeles 114, Iowa 103
Game 2 Los Angeles 94, Iowa 92

Bakersfield Jam 2, Dakota Wizards 0
Game 1 Bakersfield 107, Dakota 94
Game 2 Bakersfield 93, Dakota 91

Austin Toros 1, Erie BayHawks 1
Game 1 Erie 108, Austin 95
Game 2 Austin 97, Erie 87
Game 3- April 16, 8:30pm ET

Springfield Armor 1, Canton Charge 1
Game 1 Canton 108, Springfield 91
Game 2 Springfield 125, Canton 116, OT
Game 3 April 16, 7:00pm ET