149 current NBA players have NBA D-League experience

Still Within Reach

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Despite a heartbreaking loss in Game 1, DeAndre Liggins and the Sioux Falls Skyforce can still make a Finals with two wins against the Mad Ants in Fort Wayne. Their first shot is tonight. Watch on YouTube, 7:30PM ET
>> Team Breakdowns: Mad Ants | Skyforce >> NBA D-League Playoff Hub >> Watch on Center Court App

Eyes on the Finals

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After a dominant Game 1 win, Cameron Jones and Santa Cruz look to punch a ticket to the Finals for the second straight year with a win against the Vipers. Watch on CBS Sports Network at 11PM ET (tape delay).
>> CBSSN Channel Finder >> Team Breakdowns: Vipers | Warriors >> Prospect Watch: Morris, Curry Rising

The Alumni Report: Playoff Edition

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The NBA D-League alumni-loaded Houston Rockets are gearing up for the NBA Playoffs and Terrence Jones is just one of the many alumni to watch out for in the postseason. Check out more in this week's Alumni Report.
>> Alumni Tracker >> Alumni Highlights on YouTube >> 2013-14 GATORADE Call-Ups >> NBA D-League Blog

Howard Wins Sportsmanship Award

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For the second straight year, Fort Wayne's Ron Howard is the recipient of the Jason Collier Sportsmanship Award, which honors the player who best represents the ideals of character and conduct on and off the court. Read More
>> Howard Beomes League's All-Time Leading Scorer | Becoming Mr. Mad Ant >> Henry Named Coach of Year

Show of Force

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Santa Cruz forward Lance Goulbourne came to play on the night the NBA D-League semifinals opened, with 14 points, 16 rebounds and 8 assists in a rout of RGV. Relive Thursday's action with Game 1 Highlights & Analysis.
>> NBA D-League Playoff Hub | Playoff Blog >> Semifinals X-Factors >> Series Breakdowns: FWN-SXF } RGV-SCW

149 Alums Finish on NBA Rosters

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A record 149 players with NBA D-League experience ended the season on an NBA roster. That equates to an all-time-high of 33 percent -- or one-third -- of the entire league. All 30 NBA teams ended the season with an NBA D-League vet on their roster. Alumni Tracker >> Alumni Highlights on YouTube | Gerald Green Feature >> Playoff Hub

The X-Factors

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Most of the top playoff performers -- from Seth Curry to Darius Morris -- are familiar by now. But beyond the usual suspects, which players could be difference-makers in the semifinals? Here are four potential X-Factors.
>> Series Previews: Mad Ants-Skyforce | Vipers-Warriors >> 2014 NBA D-League Playoff Hub | Playoffs Blog

Curry, Warriors Top RGV

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Top Prospects Seth Curry (22 points) and Cameron Jones (24 points, six rebounds) led the Warriors to a 135-104 win over RGV in Game 1 of their semifinal on Thursday. Game Info | Box Score | Watch Highlights on YouTube
>> Team Breakdowns: Vipers | Warriors >> Prospect Watch: Morris, Curry Rising >> NBA D-League Playoff Hub

Mitchell Lifts Mad Ants in Game 1

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Top Prospect Tony Mitchell scored 19 points, including a bucket with 4.2 seconds left, and handed out seven assists to lead the Mad Ants over the Skyforce 113-111 in Game 1 of their semifinal. Game Info | Box Score
>> Team Breakdowns: Mad Ants | Skyforce >> NBA D-League Playoff Hub | Playoffs Blog | Prospect Watch

Henry Named Coach of the Year

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After guiding the Fort Wayne Mad Ants to an NBA Development League-best 34 wins, a franchise record, first-year Mad Ants head coach Conner Henry has been named the 2014 NBA D-League Coach of the Year. Read More
>> NBA D-League Blog >> NBA D-League Stats Page >> 2014 Playoff Hub >> Series Preview: Mad Ants vs. Skyforce

Grand Rapids Gets Team in 2014-15

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The NBA D-League announced today that, under new ownership, the Springfield Armor will be relocated to Grand Rapids, Mich., for the 2014-15 season, when the team will be singly-affiliated with the Detroit Pistons. Read More
>> Grand Rapids Home | Name the Team Contest | Purchase Season Tickets >> Gallery: Behind Team Names
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Skyforce-Mad Ants Game 2, 7:30PM ET
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2014 Playoff Hub Full Bracket
The Alumni Report Playoff Edition
Ron Howard Jason Collier Award
Thursday Recap Highlights & Analysis
Record 149 Alums On NBA Rosters
Semifinals X-Factors For Each Contender
SCW Takes Game 1 SCW 135, RGV 104
FWN Wins Game 1 FWN 113, SXF 111
Coach of the Year Conner Henry
Grand Rapids Team Springfield Relocated
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