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NBA D-League playoffs set after opponent selection

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NEW YORK (AP) — Top-seeded Fort Wayne has selected No. 8 seed Reno as its first-round opponent in the NBA Development League playoffs.

The NBA D-League allows the three division winners to choose their opponents from the four teams that finished with the worst records.

The East champion Mad Ants chose the Bighorns, who finished 27-23. The Los Angeles D-Fenders, the No. 2 seed and the West Division champion, picked the sixth-seeded Santa Cruz Warriors, while the Central Division champion Iowa Energy, the No. 3 seed, selected the fifth-seeded Rio Grande Valley Vipers.

The other series will pit the fourth-seeded Sioux Falls Skyforce against the seventh-seeded Canton Charge.

The pairings were selected Sunday after a teleconference among the eight teams.

The playoffs start Tuesday. The lower-seeded team hosts the opening game of the best-of-three series.

 

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