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NEW YORK, April 13 – The Idaho Stampede and the Austin Toros have secured the top seeds and a bye in the opening round of the 2008 NBA Development League Playoffs presented by Delta. The D-League playoffs will begin on Tuesday, April 15, in Bismarck and Los Angeles.
Fans can stay in step with the D-League Playoffs and Finals by logging onto www.nba.com/futurecast to watch all the games streamed live, for free, on NBA Futurecast.
The first round of the 2008 D-League Playoffs will see the third seeded Dakota Wizards hosting the Sioux Falls Skyforce, the sixth seed, at the Bismarck Civic Center while the fourth seeded Los Angeles D-Fenders will host the fifth seeded Colorado 14ers at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. Both games will take place on Tuesday, April 15.
The second round kicks off on Friday, April 18 when the Stampede hosts the winner of the Colorado/Los Angeles game in Boise, ID. Second round games continue on Saturday, April 19 when the Sioux Falls/Dakota winner will travel to Austin.
The winners of the second round games will face off in a best-of-three Finals series that will begin at the lower seeded team and travel to the higher seeded team for game two, and three if necessary. Fans can continue to log onto www.nba.com/futurecast to watch all the games streamed live, for free, on NBA Futurecast.
Fans can also win a trip for two to a D-League Finals game in the D-League Finals Sweepstakes. Click here to enter the contest.
April 18 – Los Angeles @ Idaho, 9:30 p.m. ET
April 19 – Sioux Falls @ Austin, 8:00 p.m. ET
Game 1 – Date/Location TBD
Game 2 – Date/Location TBD
Game 3 (if necessary) – Date/Location TBD