Second Round and NBA D-League Finals
The team with the better regular season record will hold home-court advantage in the second round and the Finals. Both rounds will be best two of three games. In the second round, the winners of the first-round match-ups involving the top seed and the fourth seed will meet, while the other game will be the winner of the games involving the second seed and third seed.
NBA D-League Finals Schedule
Rio Grande Valley vs. Tulsa 66ers (Vipers Win 2-0)
Just like last season, the top three seeds heading into the playoffs will choose their opponents. The top seeds will be the East and West Conference winners in order of best-record as well as the remaining wild-card team with the best record. They will choose their opponents from among the fifth through eight best teams out of the eight playoff qualifiers. The remaining team out of that group not selected will face the fourth-seeded team in the first-round. The Iowa Energy will select first as the team with the best record in the league. The Rio Grande Valley Vipers have clinched the second selection as the current West Conference champions, while the Austin Toros are the remaining team with the best record and will get the third choice. Sioux Falls is the fourth seed and will face the remaining team out of the four that is not chosen by one of the top three seeds.
Current Playoff PictureClinched Conference Titles: Iowa, Rio Grande Valley
Qualified Teams: Iowa (clinched first seed), Rio Grande Valley (clinched second seed), Austin (clinched third seed), Sioux Falls, Dakota, Utah, Tulsa, Reno
Last Team Out: Maine
Teams Eliminated From Playoff Contention: Maine, Idaho, Fort Wayne, Erie, Albuquerque, Bakersfield, Los Angeles, Springfield
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