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D-Fenders will host Dr. Jerry Buss tribute game in Ontario

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The Los Angeles D-Fenders will host a special regular season game on January 27th against the Texas Legends at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California, it was announced today. The contest will serve as a special tribute to longtime Los Angeles Lakers and D-Fenders owner, Dr. Jerry Buss. The contest, which coincides with Dr. Buss’ birthday, will mark the second straight season the D-Fenders have hosted a game at the Citizens Business Bank Arena, and first ever regular season contest.

“We are excited to showcase D-Fenders basketball to fans in Ontario for a second straight season,” said Joey Buss, D-Fenders President and CEO. “Last year’s game was a huge success, and we aim to duplicate that success this year. The Lakers have been coming to Citizens Business Bank Arena for several years and it’s a special opportunity for us to celebrate with this tribute game.”

Tip-off is scheduled for 7 pm and the game will be broadcast live on Time Warner Cable Sportsnet. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at Cbbankarena.com and by telephone at 1-888-9-AXS-TIX (888-929-7849). Prices start as low as $10. For special group rates on parties of 15 or more, please contact Jessica Reveles at 1-909-244-5516.

The D-Fenders are in the midst of their seventh season in the NBA Development League and have already earned one GATORADE Call-Up (Malcolm Thomas) and developed two Lakers assignment players (Ryan Kelly and Elias Harris) this season. The team is currently headlined by five players who have previous NBA experience: Jamario Moon, Kareem Rush, Manny Harris, Terrence Williams and James Southerland.

In their lone meeting last season, the D-Fenders defeated the Legends 99-86 on March 6, 2013. Since the Legends inaugural season (2010-11), the D-Fenders hold a 3-2 all-time record against them.

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