- $19 for a gameday package for one to see a Los Angeles D-Fenders D-League basketball game on the Los Angeles Lakers’ practice court (a $54 value)
- Where: Toyota Sports Center
- When: Against the Reno BigHorns on Monday, March 31, at 7 p.m. or Against the Erie BayHawks on Wednesday, April 2, at 7 p.m.
- Seating: general admission
- Door time: one hour before tip-off
- Click here to view the seating chart.
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
The Scouting Report
The way they’ve played this month, the D-Fenders probably never want March to end. Much like an ostrich wearing a new pair of running shoes, the D-Fenders have hit their stride as of late. They posted a 7-2 record between March 3 and March 24, all but securing their spot in the playoffs. That impressive run began with a record-setting 157-134 victory over the Delaware 87ers on March 3, a game in which seven D-Fenders scored in double digits. Next week, during their final two home games of the regular season on March 31 and April 2, the D-Fenders will continue jockeying for playoff position when they square off against Reno and Erie.
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.