Armor to Face Canton Charge in NBA D-League Playoff First Round Matchup
The Armor, the No. 2 seed in the playoffs, completed the greatest single season turnaround in NBA Development League history on Saturday night, finishing the regular season with a 29-21 record, a 16-win improvement over the Armor’s final record in the 2010-11 season. The Armor also secured their first-ever Eastern Conference title on the final day of the regular season yesterday and are headed to the playoffs for the first time in franchise history.
The Charge, the No. 7 seed in the NBA D-League Playoffs, will host game one of the series on Friday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m. Game two will be in Springfield on Sunday, April 15, while game three (if necessary) will take place on Monday, April 16 at 7:00 p.m.
The winner of the first round series between the Armor and Charge will take on the winner of the Austin Toros and Erie BayHawks matchup.
The NBA D-League’s playoff format allows the top three seeds to select the teams they will play in the first round of the playoffs from among the No. 5-8 seeds. The top seed and Western Conference Champion Los Angeles D-Fenders elected to play the No. 8 seed Iowa Energy directly before the No. 2 seed Armor elected to face the No. 7 seed Charge. The No. 3 seed Austin Toros will take on the No. 5 seed Erie BayHawks and the No. 4 seed Dakota Wizards will battle the No. 6 seed Bakersfield Jam. The lower seed (5-8) in each matchup hosts game one of the best-of-three playoff series, while the higher seed (1-4) in each matchup hosts game two and game three (if necessary).
Playoff ticket packages are on sale now. Call the Armor offices at (413) 746-3263 or visit armorhoops.com now for more information about the 2012 NBA Development League Playoffs in Springfield.
PLAYOFF TICKET PACKAGES ON SALE NOW: The Springfield Armor are proud to offer affordable playoff ticket packages for the 2012 NBA Development League Playoffs in Springfield. Ticket packages purchased through the Armor come with up to a 40% discount off box office prices. To learn more about Playoff Ticket Packages and to purchase yours today, contact an Armor representative by calling (413) 746-3263, visit armorhoops.com or stop by our office, located at One Monarch Place – Suite 220, Springfield, MA 01144.