Going to a basketball game lets fans feel the excitement and hear the pleas for quiet from the family living underneath the bleachers. Root for the home team with this GrouponLive deal.
- $19 for a gameday package for one to see a D-League basketball game between the Los Angeles D-Fenders and the Delaware 87ers on the Los Angeles Lakers’ practice court (a $54 value)
- Where: Toyota Sports Center
- When: Monday, March 3, at 7 p.m.
- Seating: general admission
- Door time: one hour before tip-off
- Click here to view the seating chart.<p>
Gameday Package Information * Game ticket (a $25 value) * Two tacos (a $4 value) * 30-minute of court time on the Los Angeles Lakers practice court (a $25 value) * Photo and autograph signing opportunity with the Laker Girls, valid from 6 p.m.—6:45 p.m. * Commemorative Jerry Buss rally towel<p>
The Scouting Report
As the Developmental League season begins its sprint to the playoffs, the D-Fenders look like a team primed for postseason contention. Much like an ostrich wearing a new pair of running shoes, the D-Fenders have hit their stride as of late, winning 16 of the past 21 games. That run has elevated them to the top of the Western Division standings, and included a January 27 victory over the Texas Legends in which the D-Fenders posted a season-high of 150 points.
Los Angeles D-Fenders
When the Los Angeles D-Fenders were established in 2006, the Los Angeles Lakers became the first team in NBA history to own a Developmental League affiliate. Like the Lakers, the D-Fenders donned the iconic purple and gold color scheme, and took the court at Staples Center. The team has since moved its home games to the Toyota Sports Center—where the Lakers practice—but continues to replenish its roster with budding players on the verge of professional stardom. In fact, the D-Fenders had a franchise-high six call-ups during the 2011-12 season, earning the Development Champion Award for the team that best develops NBA-level players in-house as opposed to just making current players wear mustaches and claim to be a long-lost twin. With Lakers Girls performances, a full team autograph session after each game, and legendary Lakers announcer Lawrence Tanter doing the announcing, D-Fenders games bring serious star power.