The slam-dunk is one of the most exhilarating plays in sports, along with the home run and whenever a horse kicks a field goal. See high-flying hoops action with this GrouponLive deal to a Sioux Falls Skyforce basketball game at Sioux Falls Arena.
$15 for a Game-Day Package ($39.68 Total Value)
- One ticket for best-available upper-empire seating (a $29.68 value, including all fees)
- A $10 voucher toward merchandise and souvenirs
Choose from the following games:
- Against the Reno Bighorns on Friday, February 1, at 7 p.m.
- Against the Iowa Energy on Tuesday, February 12, at 7 p.m.
- Against the Energy on Tuesday, February 19, at 7 p.m.
- Against the Tulsa 66ers on Friday, February 22, at 7 p.m.
- Against the 66ers on Saturday, February 23, at 7 p.m.
Doors open at 6 p.m.
The Scouting Report
Going for their first playoff appearance since the 2009–10 season, the Skyforce land back on the Sioux Falls Arena floor for five February home games. In January, when the majority of local basketballs are being used to form perfect snowman heads, forward Demetris Nichols used unfrozen basketballs like an all-star, earning Performer of the Week honors for his efforts during a three-game stretch in the middle of the month. He averaged 26 points, six rebounds, and five assists during that trio of games—all Skyforce victories—propelling the team to second place in the Central Division.
Sioux Falls Skyforce
When the Skyforce joined the Continental Basketball Association in 1989, it became the city of Sioux Falls's first-ever professional-sports organization. It wasn't until 1994 that the Skyforce truly established itself as a powerhouse, earning its first playoff berth to set off a string of six consecutive postseason appearances—highlighted by a CBA championship in 1995–96.
Over the next decade, the Skyforce remained a perennial playoff contender, including during a brief stint as part of the International Basketball League in 2001. The team won its second CBA title in 2005–06, then promptly stuffed its trophies and the entire Sioux Falls Arena into a carry-on suitcase for a move to the NBA Developmental League. Since the switch, the Skyforce has helped launch the careers of a dozen NBA players, bringing the organization's total to more than 40.