Game Preview: Bakersfield Jam vs. Santa Cruz Warriors (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
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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|