As the No. 1 seed in the NBA Development League playoffs, the Bakersfield Jam were allowed to choose any of the bottom four of the eight qualifying playoff teams to be their first-round opponent. Bakersfield hand-picked the sixth-seeded Austin Toros.
And so the Toros begin defense of their D-League crown Thursday night at the Cedar Park Center. The second and third games of the best-of-three series will be Sunday and Monday, in California.
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AUSTIN TOROS VS. BAKERSFIELD JAM
Game 1, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Cedar Park Center
Game 2, 9 p.m. Sunday, Bakersfield
Game 3, 9 p.m. Monday, Bakersfield