The No. 2 Central Division Champion Rio Grande Valley Vipers (35-15, 4-0) will play the No. 3 Santa Cruz Warriors (32-18, 4-0) in the NBA Development League Finals.
The series between the Vipers and Warriors will tipoff with game one Thursday, April 25 at 8:30 p.m. CT at Santa Cruz. Then, the teams travel to the Rio Grande Valley to wrap up the series at State Farm Arena. Game two will be held Saturday, April 27 at 7 p.m. CT, and if necessary, game three will take place Monday, April 29 at 7 p.m. CT.
Rio Grande Valley Vipers vs. Santa Cruz Warriors
Game 1 " Thursday, April 25 " Rio Grande Valley @ Santa Cruz, 8:30 p.m. CT
Game 2 " Saturday, April 27 " Santa Cruz @ Rio Grande Valley, 7 p.m. CT
*Game 3 " Monday, April 29 " Santa Cruz @ Rio Grande Valley, 7 p.m. CT
CBS Sports Network resumes coverage of the 2013 NBA D-League postseason when it broadcasts the first game live from Santa Cruz, before following the series to Hidalgo, Texas. CBS Sports Network is available across the country through local cable, video and telco providers and via satellite on DirecTV Channel 613 and Dish Network Channel 158. For more information, and to access the CBS Sports Network channel finder, go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com.
The Vipers and Warriors met three times during the 2012-13 regular season and recorded a 1-2 record. The Vipers and Warriors split a back-to-back series at Santa Cruz. On March 1, RGV won 131-100, and on March 2 the Warriors topped the Vipers 130-112. Santa Cruz gave RGV their last loss of the season, 114-104, on March 15. Since March 15, the Vipers have won 14 games straight.