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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)
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
FIRST ROUND RESULTS
Los Angeles D-Fenders 2, Iowa Energy 0
Bakersfield Jam 2, Dakota Wizards 0
Austin Toros 1, Erie BayHawks 1
Springfield Armor 1, Canton Charge 1