66ers to Face Energy in NBA D-League Semi-Finals

TULSA, Okla., April 12, 2010 – The Tulsa 66ers will face the Iowa Energy in the semi-finals of the 2010 NBA Development League Playoffs. The 66ers are in the midst of their first-ever playoff run since the franchise’s inaugural season in 2005.

Game 1 of the best-of-three series will be Friday, April 16 at the Tulsa Convention Center, with tip-off scheduled at 7:00 p.m. CDT. Tickets for the general public will go on-sale at 9 a.m. tomorrow at the BOK Center box office and at the 66ers front office, located at 2727 E. 21st St., Suite 500 inTulsa. Fans can also take advantage of a popular special playoff ticket offer, which includes a ticket, a hot dog and a soda for only $11, and is only available at the 66ers office or by calling (918) 585-8444.

All 66ers playoff games can be heard on 1300 AM ESPN radio and seen live online for free via NBA Futurecast at tulsa66ers.com.

Following is the semi-final series schedule:

Game         Date                                Site                                     Time

1     Friday, April 16    Tulsa Convention Center (Tulsa, OK)        7:00 p.m. CDT

2     Sunday, April 18  Wells Fargo Arena (Des Moines, IA)         4:00 p.m. CDT

3*    Tuesday, April 20   Wells Fargo Arena (Des Moines, IA)      7:00 p.m. CDT

* – If necessary

The 66ers finished the regular season with a franchise-high 27 wins and are the eighth-seed while the Energy finished 37-13 and are the top-seed.Tulsa finished 2-2 on the season against the Energy, with all four games played at the Tulsa Convention Center.

For the first time, the eight qualifying teams will play best-of-three series in both the quarter and semifinals, leading up to the third consecutive year of best-of-three Final series. In all three rounds, the team with lower seed will host the first game, while the team with higher seed will host the second, and, if necessary, third and deciding game.

Updated 04-12-2010

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