Rio Grande Valley Vipers Face Santa Cruz Warriors in 2012-13 NBA D-League Finals, Broadcast by CBS Sports Network

CBS Sports Network will air all three NBA D-League Finals games, including two live broadcasts

NEW YORK, April 22, 2013 – The second-seeded Rio Grande Valley Vipers will face the third-seeded Santa Cruz Warriors in the 2013 NBA Development League Finals, which tip off on Thursday, April 25, with the Warriors hosting the Vipers in Santa Cruz.

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CBS Sports Network will resume coverage of the 2013 NBA D-League postseason when it broadcasts the first game from Santa Cruz, before following the series to McAllen, Texas, when the Vipers host Game Two on Saturday, April 27 at 8 p.m. ET. If the series requires a third game, CBS Sports Network will televise the decisive Championship game on Monday, April 29, at 8 p.m. ET from Texas. Jason Knapp and Alaa Abdelnaby will call the action on CBS Sports Network for all three Finals games.

The Warriors and Vipers both enter the 2013 NBA D-League Finals undefeated in the postseason, with the Warriors, who are making their first NBA D-League postseason appearance since the franchise moved from Bismarck, N.D., sweeping the Austin Toros in the second round and the Fort Wayne Mad Ants in the first round. The Vipers, who won the 2010 NBA D-League Championship and have earned a postseason berth twice before, swept the Maine Red Claws in the first round and the Tulsa 66ers in the second. The Vipers are riding a 14-game winning streak, coming into the postseason having won 10 straight games.

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2013 NBA D-LEAGUE FINALS SCHEDULE ON CBS SPORTS NETWORK:
Game 1 – Thursday, April 25 – Rio Grande Valley @ Santa Cruz, 9:30 p.m. ET
Game 2 – Saturday, April 27 – Santa Cruz @ Rio Grande Valley, 8 p.m. ET
*Game 3 – Monday, April 29 – Santa Cruz @ Rio Grande Valley, 8 p.m. ET

2013 NBA D-LEAGUE FINALS BROADCAST SCHEDULE ON CBS SPORTS NETWORK: Game 1 – Thursday, April 25 – Rio Grande Valley @ Santa Cruz, 9:30 p.m. ET
Game 2 – Sunday, April 28 – Santa Cruz @ Rio Grande Valley, 1 a.m. ET
*Game 3 – Monday, April 29 – Santa Cruz @ Rio Grande Valley, 8 p.m. ET

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