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D-Fenders Eke Out Win, Force Game 3 in D-League Semifinals

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Here is a closer look at the D-Fenders thrilling 126-124 victory vs. the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, breaking down some of the more important aspects of the game: GAME SUMMARY The D-Fenders never trailed, though they nearly allowed the Vipers to completely erase a 17-point deficit. RGV poured in 42 points in the final frame, including 22 in the quarter alone from Isaiah Taylor. However, timely shots from Justin Harper and Josh Magette, plus timely free throws down the stretch were just enough. A last-second three-point attempt from Kyle Wiltjer was off the mark as L.A. forced a decisive Game…

D-Fenders Drop First Game Of Season

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Here is a closer look at the D-Fenders 133-120 loss win vs. the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, breaking down some of the more important aspects of the game: FINAL: The #DFenders fall to the @RGVVipers. It is the first loss of the year as Los Angeles drops to 2-1. pic.twitter.com/nZIuk6hsGi— L.A. D-Fenders (@DFenders) November 18, 2016 GAME SUMMARY The Vipers’ biggest lead was 17 points, and the D-Fenders managed to cut the deficit to single digits on multiple occasions in the fourth quarter. However, L.A. could not get over the proverbial hump. The coaching staff alluded to the extra possessions…

D-Fenders Dominate Energy, Win Season Opener

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Here is a closer look at the D-Fenders 127-98 season-opening win vs. the Iowa Energy, breaking down some of the more important aspects of the game: Welcome to the league, coach! The #DFenders knock off the @iowaenergy behind 21 points each from Vander Blue, Justin Harper and Travis Wear. pic.twitter.com/zXdk0Yk1yB— L.A. D-Fenders (@DFenders) November 12, 2016 TURNING POINT The D-Fenders outscored the Energy 43-27 in the second quarter, en route to a 15-point halftime lead. Limiting Iowa to just 10-of-29 shooting in the period, while forcing six turnovers played a key part in the turnaround. Coach Coby Karl also noted…

D-Fenders Escape With Game 1 Victory Over Spurs

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Here is a closer look at the D-Fenders 102-97 home playoff win vs. the Austin Spurs, breaking down some of the more important aspects of the game: TURNING POINT Tied at 95 apiece with 5:24 remaining, Justin Harper then drilled a three-pointer that was followed up by a tough left-handed finish from Vander Blue. The D-Fenders closed the game on a 7-2 run, thanks to big plays (and shots) from their stars. L.A. led by as much as 16 early in the contest, but Austin was able to whittle the deficit to just four points heading into the final frame…

Vander Blue Explodes For 43 Points, Leads D-Fenders To Game 1 Win

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Here is a closer look at the D-Fenders 127-116 home playoff win vs. the Reno Bighorns, breaking down some of the more important aspects of the game: TURNING POINT A back-and-forth first quarter featured nine ties and seven lead changes. But it was in the second quarter where L.A. was unstoppable on offense, pouring in 47 points and shooting 62.1 percent from the floor that pushed their lead to 15 by halftime. The man mainly responsible for that? It was Vander Blue, who scored 18 of his game-high 43 in that quarter. PLAYER OF THE GAME Speaking of Blue, the…

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