D-Fenders Gameday Archive 11-12


Apr 2012 (7-2)

4/28/12: D-Fenders 110, Toros 122 (1-2 in Series)
The 2012 NBA Development League Most Valuable Player Justin Dentmon scored a team-high 30 points to lead the Austin Toros to its first-ever NBA Development League Championship presented by BBVA with a 122-110 victory over the Los Angeles D-Fenders Saturday night at the Toyota Sports Center in L.A.
Game Recap 4/28/12

4/26/12: D-Fenders 94, Toros 113 (1-1 in Series)
The Los Angeles D-Fenders fell to the Austin Toros 113-94 in Game Two of the NBA Development League Finals presented by BBVA at Toyota Sports Center. The loss is the D-Fenders first of the 2012 playoffs and only their fifth loss at home this season.
Game Recap 4/26/12

4/24/12: D-Fenders 109, Toros 101 (1-0 in Series)
The Los Angeles D-Fenders defeated the Austin Toros 109-101 in overtime on in Game One of the 2012 NBA Development League Finals presented by BBVA.
Game Recap 4/24/12

4/21/12: D-Fenders 109, Jam 90 (2-0 in Series)
The Los Angeles D-Fenders toppled the Bakersfield Jam 109-90 to complete the series sweep and advance to the NBA Development League Finals for the first time in franchise history.
Game Recap 4/21/12

4/19/12: D-Fenders 109, Jam 84 (1-0 in Series)
The Los Angeles D-Fenders defeated the Bakersfield Jam 109-104 in a back-and-forth Game 1 of the NBA Development League Semifinals at the Jam Events Center.
Game Recap 4/19/12

4/14/12: D-Fenders 94, Energy 92 (2-0 in Series)
The Los Angeles D-Fenders edged the Iowa Energy 94-92 on Saturday night at Toyota Sports Center and advanced to the second round of the NBA Development League Playoffs.
Game Recap 4/14/12

4/11/12: D-Fenders 114, Energy 103 (1-0 in Series)
The Los Angeles D-Fenders started the 2012 postseason with a 114-103 wire-to-wire victory over the Iowa Energy at Wells Fargo Arena
Game Recap 4/11/12

4/07/12: D-Fenders 95, Energy 79 (37-12)
The Los Angeles D-Fenders overpowered the Iowa Energy 95-79 to cap off the winningest regular season in NBA Development League history. Coincidentally, the D-Fenders 38th win surpassed the previous record-holding Iowa teams that won 37 games in both 2009-10 and 2010-11.
Game Recap 4/07/12

4/06/12: D-Fenders 104, Legends 100 (36-12)
The Los Angeles D-Fenders started the game off with hot shooting going up 25-16 by the end of the first quarter. The D-Fenders attack was led by Otis George who collected 13 points and four rebounds in the frame. George finished with 20 points and 10 rebounds in 33 minutes of action.

4/04/12: D-Fenders 111, Bighorns 98 (35-12)
The Los Angeles D-Fenders grabbed the lead in the first minute of the second quarter and did not trail for the remainder of the game as they topped the Bakersfield Jam 93-87 at Toyota Sports Center.
Game Recap 4/04/12

Mar 2012 (8-2)

3/31/12: D-Fenders 93, Jam 87 (34-12)
The Los Angeles D-Fenders grabbed the lead in the first minute of the second quarter and did not trail for the remainder of the game as they topped the Bakersfield Jam 93-87 at Toyota Sports Center.
Game Recap 3/31/12

3/30/12: D-Fenders 95, Jam 96 (33-12)
The Los Angeles D-Fenders fell 96-95 to the Bakersfield Jam on Friday night, snapping their seven-game win streak and marking only their second loss in 19 games.
Game Recap 3/30/12

3/23/12: D-Fenders 105, Vipers 94 (33-11)
The Los Angeles D-Fenders eclipsed the franchise mark for most regular season wins after topping the Rio Grande Valley Vipers 105-94. The win bested the 2007-08 D-Fenders squad that won 32 games, and continued the impressive stretch for the D-Fenders (33-11) in which they are 16-1 since January 30th.
Game Recap 3/23/12

3/22/12: D-Fenders 96, Vipers 89 (32-11)
The Los Angeles D-Fenders notched their 15th win in 16 games and equaled the franchise mark for most wins in a season after knocking off the Rio Grande Valley Vipers 96-89. Los Angeles, now sitting with a 32-11 record, tied the franchise wins mark set by the 2007-08 squad that also won 32 games.
Game Recap 3/22/12

3/17/12: D-Fenders 106, Stampede 105 (31-11)
The Los Angeles D-Fenders became the first NBA Development League team to secure a playoff berth this season after dropping the Idaho Stampede 106-105. The D-Fenders will be returning to the playoffs for the first time since the 2007-08 season when they won a franchise-record 32 games.
Game Recap 3/17/12

3/12/12: D-Fenders 108, Wizards 99 (30-11)
The Los Angeles D-Fenders grabbed the lead near the end of the first quarter, extended it by as many as 22 points, and did not trail for the remainder of the game en route to a 108-99 win over the Idaho Stampede.
Game Recap 3/12/12

3/10/12: D-Fenders 99, Wizards 98 (29-11)
Despite sitting two point guards due to injury, the Los Angeles D-Fenders defeated the Dakota Wizards 99-98 for their 12th win in 13 games in front of a sold out crowd at Toyota Sports Center
Game Recap 3/10/12

3/03/12: D-Fenders 117, Mad Ants 91 (28-11)
Elijah Millsap notched his second triple-double of the season as the Los Angeles D-Fenders defeated the Fort Wayne Mad Ants 117-91. Millsap (20 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists), who notched a triple-double on January 20th at Bakersfield, recorded the fourth triple-double of the season for the D-Fenders well as the fourth in team history.
Game Recap 3/03/12

3/01/12: D-Fenders 93, Stampede 101 (27-11)
Mikki Moore had 20 points, 11 rebounds and two blocks and the Stampede shot 50.6 percent from the floor as they beat the Los Angeles D-Fenders 101-93 to snap L.A.'s 10-game winning streak.. David Bailey came through with 14 points and eight assists.
Game Recap 3/01/12

Feb 2012 (9-0)

2/29/12: D-Fenders 94, Stampede 72 (27-10)
Despite suiting up only eight players the Los Angeles D-Fenders registered their top road defensive performance of the season and extended their win streak to 10 straight games after defeating the Idaho Stampede 94-72.
Game Recap 2/29/12

2/22/12: D-Fenders 121, Stampede 102 (26-10)
Devin Ebanks scored 23 points off the bench to lead the D-Fenders to a 121-102 win over the visiting Stampede. Courntey Fortson added 22 points and 15 assists, and Elijah Millsap scored 20.
Game Recap 2/22/12

2/19/12: D-Fenders 102, Toros 98 (25-10)
The Los Angeles D-Fenders surpassed the longest win streak in franchise history for the second time this season after they topped the Austin Toros 102-98 for their eighth consecutive victory.
Game Recap 2/19/12

2/18/12: D-Fenders 109, Toros 94 (24-10)
In a game to determine first place in the West Conference the Los Angeles D-Fenders never trailed and defeated the Austin Toros 109-94 for their seventh straight win.
Game Recap 2/18/12

2/11/12: D-Fenders 120, Bighorns 116 (23-10)
For the 4th time this season the D-Fenders have knocked off the Bighorns. Final score: 108-101.

2/10/12: D-Fenders 108, Bighorns 101 (22-10)
The Los Angeles D-Fenders high-scoring output continued as they charged past the Reno Bighorns 108-101 on Friday night. After dropping the Bighorns, the D-Fenders, who are averaging 119.2 points scored per game over the last five games, stretched their win streak to five straight.

2/08/12: D-Fenders 110, 66ers 98 (21-10)
The Los Angeles D-Fenders defeated the Tulsa 66ers 110-98 to extend their win streak to four games. The current win streak marks the third time this season that the D-Fenders have won four consecutive games or more.
Game Recap 2/08/12

2/06/12: D-Fenders 138, Bayhawks 107 (20-10)
Gerald Green led all scorers with 35 points as the D-Fenders took down the Erie BayHawks 138-107 at home. Courtney Fortson added 27 points coming off the bench.
Game Recap 2/06/12

2/04/12: D-Fenders 113, Bayhawks 94 (19-10)
Courtney Fortson recorded the third triple-double for the Los Angeles D-Fenders this season in a 113-94 victory over the Erie Bayhawks at Toyota Sports Center. The point guard joined Elijah Millsap and Eniel Polynice as the only three players in D-Fenders history to register a triple-double.
Game Recap 2/04/12

Jan 2012 (9-4)

1/30/12: D-Fenders 127, Charge 87 (18-10)
The Los Angeles D-Fenders never trailed and eclipsed the record for largest margin of victory en route to a 127-87 win over the Canton Charge. The win bested the previous record for margin of victory (32) that the D-Fenders set on November 28, 2011 against the Reno Bighorns.
Game Recap 1/30/12

1/28/12: D-Fenders 101, Charge 110 (17-10)
The Canton Charge won their second-straight game with a 110-101 victory over the Los Angeles D-Fenders at the Toyota Sports Center. The win improved Canton to 12-14 this season and dropped LA to 17-10.
Game Recap 1/28/12

1/26/12: D-Fenders 95, Jam 106 (17-9)
Elijah Millsap scored a game-high 28 points and Derrick Caracter, who was on assignment from the Los Angeles Lakers, finished with 20 points off the bench, but the Los Angeles D-Fenders dropped their one-game road trip 106-95 to the Bakersfield Jam on Thursday night.
Game Recap 1/26/12

1/21/12: D-Fenders 107, Jam 110 (17-8)
The Los Angeles D-Fenders cut a 19-point deficit down to one with 8 seconds remaining but fell 110-107 to the Bakersfield Jam in the second game of a back-to-back between the teams on Saturday night.
Game Recap 1/21/12

1/20/12: D-Fenders 105, Jam 88 (17-7)
Leading by four at halftime the Los Angeles D-Fenders started the third quarter on an 11-0 run and saw their lead reach as many as 22 points in the fourth quarter before they defeated the Bakersfield Jam 105-88 at the Jam Events Center for their ninth win in 10 games.
Game Recap 1/20/12

1/14/12: D-Fenders 99, Stampede 94 (16-7)
The Los Angeles D-Fenders outlasted the Idaho Stampede in the fourth quarter to win 99-94 at CenturyLink Arena. The 16-point cushion that the D-Fenders (16-7) carried into the final frame helped snap their four-game losing streak against Idaho (8-12).
Game Recap 1/14/12

1/13/12: D-Fenders 107, Stampede 113 (15-7)
The Los Angeles D-Fenders entered their game against the Idaho Stampede with a 12-1 record when leading or tied through three quarters of play. However, the D-Fenders stumbled 113-107 after the Stampede shot a 68 percent clip in the fourth quarter at the Qwest Arena.
Game Recap 1/13/12

1/11/12: D-Fenders 106, Red Claws 94 (15-6)
The Los Angeles D-Fenders remain unbeaten in 2012 and extended their win streak to a franchise record seven games after they rolled past the Maine Red Claws 106-94 at the NBA Development League Showcase.
Game Recap 1/11/12

1/9/12: D-Fenders 97, Armor 82 (14-6)
Another staunch defensive effort found the D-Fenders on the winning end as they edged the Springfield Armor 97-82 for their sixth consecutive victory.
Game Recap 1/9/12

1/7/12: D-Fenders 102, Bighorns 101 (13-6)
Having trailed for much of the fourth quarter, the D-Fenders (13-6) outscored the Bighorns 11 to 5 with under two minutes left in the game to push their win streak to five games (fourth longest in team history).
Game Recap 1/7/12

1/6/12: D-Fenders 109, Bighorns 78 (12-6)
The road must be starting to feel like home for the Los Angeles D-Fenders after they handled the Reno Bighorns 109-78 for their third straight road win and fourth straight win overall.
Game Recap 1/6/12

1/4/12: D-Fenders 104, Jam 94 (11-6)
The Bakersfield Jam came up short against the Los Angeles D-Fenders, losing by a score of 104-94 in Los Angeles. The game included 11 lead changes and 11 ties.
Game Recap 1/4/12

Dec 2011 (8-4)

12/30/11: D-Fenders 104, Mad Ants 97 (10-6)
The Los Angeles D-Fenders closed out a four-game road trip and 2011 with a 104-97 overtime victory over the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. Courtney Fortson, who notched six of the D-Fenders 11 points in overtime, all but sealed the win after dropping in a layup with 13.5 seconds left to give Los Angeles a seven point lead.
Game Recap 12/30/11

12/29/11: D-Fenders 117, Bayhawks 112 (9-6)
Trailing by as many as 12 in the fourth quarter, the Los Angeles D-Fenders completed a come-from-behind 117-112 victory over the Erie Bayhawks. Brandon Costner, who totaled a game-high 35 points, seven rebounds and three steals, drilled a go-ahead three-pointer with 27.7 seconds remaining to give the D-Fenders (9-6) the lead for the first time since the opening quarter.
Game Recap 12/29/11

12/23/11: D-Fenders 91, Legends 108 (8-6)
D-Fenders lose 108 to 91 in Texas.
Game Recap 12/23/11


12/21/11: D-Fenders 108, Legends 112 (8-5)
Despite double-doubles from Brandon Costner and Terrence Roberts, the Los Angeles D-Fenders fell to the Texas Legends 112-108 at the Dr. Pepper Arena on Wednesday night. The loss brings the D-Fenders (8-5) to 6-3 in their last nine games.
Game Recap 12/21/11

12/17/11: D-Fenders 96, Jam 68 (8-4)
After playing in a five point game last night against Bakersfield, the Los Angeles D-Fenders clamped down defensively and defeated the Jam 96-68 at the Toyota Sports Center. The 28-point win was the D-Fenders’ largest margin of victory over the Jam, eclipsing the 22-point high set Jan. 28, 2007.
Game Recap 12/17/11

12/16/11: D-Fenders 112, Jam 117 (7-4)
The Los Angeles D-Fenders fell to the Bakersfield Jam 117-112 at the Jam Events Center on Friday night. For the seventh time this season, Brandon Costner was the high-scorer for the D-Fenders (7-4) after he totaled an efficient 36 points on 9-of-16 shooting (4-5 3FG, 14-20 FT) and nine rebounds.
D-Fenders Summary 12/16/11 | Game Recap 12/16/11

12/12/11: D-Fenders 104, Stampede 92 (7-3)
Eric Musselman’s D-Fenders made late-game defensive adjustments to outscore the Texas Legends 35-15 in the fourth quarter and pull a come-from-behind 104-92 win at the Toyota Sports Center.
Game Recap 12/12/11

12/10/11: D-Fenders 90, Stampede 97 (6-3)
Brandon Costner had 42 points Saturday at home against Idaho, but the Stampede left town with a 97-90 victory.
Game Recap 12/10/11

12/07/11: D-Fenders 117, Vipers 113 (6-2)
Courtney Fortson had a double-double (21 points, 10 assists) to lead the D-Fenders to a 117-113 home win over the Vipers on Wednesday. Brandon Costner had 24 points and Elijah Millsap tallied 21.
Game Recap 12/07/11

12/05/11: D-Fenders 132, Vipers 126 (5-2)
Elijah Millsap scored 28 while Zach Andrews added 20 points and 13 rebounds as the D-Fenders held off a late push to beat the Rio Grande Vipers 132-126.
Game Recap 12/05/11

12/03/11: D-Fenders 94, Skyforce 92 (4-2)
Brandon Costner exploded for 34 points and Elijah Millsap compiled 24 points and 15 boards in the D-Fenders' 94-92 win over the Skyforce on the road
Game Recap 12/03/11

12/02/11: D-Fenders 107, Skyforce 96 (3-2)
D-Fenders improve to 3-2 with a 107-96 road win at Sioux Falls, led by Elijah Millsap (21P, 7R, 6R, 5S) and Jamaal Tinsley (17P, 7A, 4R).
Game Recap 12/02/11

Nov 2011 (2-2)

11/30/11: D-Fenders 95, Bighorns 99 (2-2)
Elijah Millsap scored 23 points, but the D-Fenders' late rally came up short as L.A. fell 99-95 at home to the Reno Bighorns on Wednesday. Brian Hamilton added a double-double (21 points, 15 rebounds) for L.A.
Game Recap 11/30/11

11/28/11: D-Fenders 135, Bighorns 103 (2-1)
The D-Fenders post their largest margin of victory in team history as they defeat the Bighorns 135 to 103. Four players scored at least 20 points.
Game Recap 11/28/11

11/26/11: D-Fenders 97, Wizards 98 (1-1)
The D-Fenders fall on the road 98-97 to the Dakota Wizards to even their record at 1-1.
Game Recap 11/26/11

11/25/11: D-Fenders 86, Wizards 84 (1-0)
D-Fenders win season opener 86-84 over the Dakota Wizards. Brandon Costner led team with 23 points.
Game Recap 11/25/11