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Bighorns battle for playoff spot at Reno Events Center



reno_bighorns-300x156-5632502-2071349With 47 games in the books, the Reno Bighorns will play the most crucial game in franchise history tonight, when they play host to the Tulsa 66ers at 7 p.m. in the Reno Events Center.

The Bighorns trail the 66ers by just one-half game for the eighth and final NBA D-League playoff spot. A win for Reno tonight would put them in temporary control of the eighth playoff slot, with just two games remaining on the schedule. A victory would also give Reno the tie-breaker over Tulsa, should both teams finish the season with an identical record.

The Bighorns and 66ers have met four times this season, with the series tied at two games apiece. Reno enters tonight’s contest on a four-game winning streak. Tulsa has won two-straight. A playoff berth for the Bighorns would mark the first in franchise history.

Tonight’s game is Latino Night, with $1 tacos and $3 margaritas available throughout the game.

Tickets for tonight’s game start at just $7 per ticket, with group rates starting at $6 per ticket. Tickets are on-sale now at www.RenoBighorns.com, the Reno Events Center Box Office, Silver Legacy Box Office, or by visiting any Northern Nevada Ticketmaster location or Web site.

2010-11 Bighorns season tickets are available now. Call (775) 284-2622 or visit www.RenoBighorns.com for more information.

The NBA Development League, founded in 2001, is the NBA’s official minor league whose teams have direct affiliations to NBA franchises.  For the 2009-10 season, the league will feature 16 teams – including the debut of the Maine Red Claws and the Springfield Armor.  A proven developer of talent, 20 percent of players in the NBA at the conclusion of the 2008-09 season boasted NBA D-League experience, while the league continues to develop coaches, referees, and front office staff for the NBA and its teams.  In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA D-League Cares programs.  The NBA D-League also advances the game of basketball as the research and development arm of the NBA.  Throughout the season fans can watch all NBA D-League games on NBA Futurecast, the free live Web-streaming initiative found at nba.com/futurecast.

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