Game Preview: Bakersfield Jam vs. Santa Cruz Warriors (CBS Sports Network)

Watch Bakersfield take on Santa Cruz live at 9PM ET on Sunday on CBS Sports Network.

Haven't had enough hoops yet this March? Then catch all four NBA D-League games that will be live on CBS Sports Network this week. The first game is Bakersfield vs. Santa Cruz.

The Breakdown: As the weekend wraps up, these in-state rivals will meet for the ninth time this season, with both LA and Bakersfield winning four of the previous meetings. While these teams are familiar with each other, it's a relatively new face in Bakersfield's Jerel McNeal and a key missing piece in Santa Cruz guard Seth Curry (recently signed by the Cavs) that could give this game a new feel -- especially in the backcourt.

Bakersfield is one of the hottest teams in the league, having won seven in a row before a loss to the D-Fenders on Friday. McNeal has solidified the Jam backcourt -- averaging 19.9 points and nearly seven assists in the last eight games -- and NBA vet Ike Diogu has patrolled the paint to near perfection, who had a streak of 13 straight double-doubles snapped on Friday.

Santa Cruz will counter with Cameron Jones on the wing -- having scored 20 points in nine of his last 12 games -- and the duo of NBA vet Hilton Armstrong and former lottery pick Joe Alexander in the post.

Tune-In Info: Sunday -- 9PM ET -- CBS Sports Network

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Bakersfield Jam


Ike Diogu
17.9 PPG

Dennis Horner
14.3 PPG

Jerel Mcneal
17.8 PPG


Santa Cruz Warriors


Joe Alexander

Hilton Armstrong

Cameron Jones


OTHER NBA D-LEAGUE GAMES ON CBS SPORTS NETWORK THIS WEEK
March 30 (Sun) Bakersfield Jam at Santa Cruz Warriors 9:00 PM
March 31 (Mon) Fort Wayne Mad Ants at Maine Red Claws 7:00 PM
April 2 (Wed) Erie BayHawks at Los Angeles D-Fenders 10:00 PM
April 3 (Thurs) Canton Charge at Austin Toros 8:30 PM