SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE
Following a travel-related postponement of Monday night’s game, the Reno Bighorns and Tulsa 66ers will now meet on Sunday, April 4 at 4 p.m. PT in the Reno Events Center, the NBA Development League has announced.
Originally slated for a 7 p.m. tip on Monday night, high winds in the region precluded the 66ers from traveling to Reno. The game will now be played at 4 p.m. PT Sunday, the final day of the regular season, and the contest potentially could decide the eighth and final spot in the NBA D-League playoffs.
All tickets for Monday’s game will be honored on Sunday, with the same seat location.
Additionally, all bowl-seating tickets for Sunday’s game will be sold for just $5. Bowl tickets will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis, as the Bighorns look to pack the Reno Events Center for what could be the most crucial game in franchise history with a playoff berth on the line.
For the regular-season finale on Sunday, all Bighorns merchandise will be offered at a 20 percent discount in the Reno Events Center.
As of tonight, the Bighorns trail the 66ers by just one-half game for the eighth and final NBA D-League playoff spot. Tulsa is scheduled to face-off with Austin on Wednesday night, then face league-leading Iowa at home on Friday and Saturday. Next-up for the Bighorns will be a Friday-Saturday series against the Albuquerque Thunderbirds in the Reno Events Center.
Tickets for each of Reno’s final three regular season games 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.