Posted by: John Moss, Tulsa's Channel 8 Sports - email
For the third time in the past four seasons, the Tulsa 66ers are headed to the NBA Development League Playoffs. The 66ers clinched a spot in the postseason with after the Fort Wayne Mad Ants defeated the Sioux Falls Skyforce on Friday.
Tickets for Tulsa’s first-round game will go on sale on Saturday, April 6 at 11 a.m. CT. Tickets start at just $11 and include a voucher for a free hot dog and soft drink. Fans can be a part of Tulsa’s postseason run by purchasing tickets on Tulsa66ers.com or by calling the 66ers ticket office at (918) 585-8444.
Tulsa will host one home game (“Game A”) in the opening round of the playoffs at the SpiritBank Event Center. The date, time and opponent for the first-round game will be announced on Sunday, April 7 by the NBA D-League office.
The NBA D-League uses a unique playoff format where the three division winners have the opportunity to select their first round opponent from the teams ranked five through eight. The top-seeded division winner will select its opponent first, with the second and third ranked division winners following in that order. The fourth seed will play the remaining team.
All three rounds of the NBA D-League playoffs are best-of-three, with the lower seed hosting the first game and the higher seed hosting the second and then third game (if necessary).
Tulsa is 6-6 all-time in the postseason and has advanced at least one round in its previous two trips to the playoffs. The 66ers advanced to the NBA D-League Finals in 2010 and the semifinals in 2011.
Tulsa is 4-1 all-time in the first round of the playoffs.
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