Oct 30, 2014



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OCTOBER 29, 2014                                                                                                                        (310) 343-3102




EL SEGUNDO  –  The Los Angeles D-Fenders will host three games this season at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, CA, it was announced today by team President/CEO Joey Buss. The Los Angeles Lakers, the D-Fenders parent club, hosted two preseason games in Ontario earlier this month.


The D-Fenders will host the Santa Cruz Warriors on Wednesday, January 21st in Ontario at 7:00 PM; this contest was originally scheduled to be played on Thursday, January 22nd in El Segundo.  The D-Fenders return to Citizens Business Bank Arena on February 25th to host the Westchester Knicks at 7:00 PM, and make their final appearance in Ontario on March 7th as they host the Texas Legends at 7:00 PM. Both games were originally scheduled to be played on their respective dates in El Segundo. For tickets, visit www.d-fenders.com.


Ticket Pages including all 3 games start at just $18 per seat.  Group tickets start at just $4 per seat.  For more information on these 3 games or to reserve your ticket packages please call 909-244-5500 or email [email protected]  The on sale for individual tickets will begin Friday, November 7th at 10:00 AM by visiting www.axs.com or purchasing at the Citizens Business Bank Arena box office. 






The NBA Development League’s Los Angeles D-Fenders, the first franchise in D-League history to be owned by an NBA team (Los Angeles Lakers), will return for its eighth season of competition in 2014-15.  The D-Fenders franchise has quickly established itself as a top producer of NBA-ready talent, totaling 18 NBA Call-Ups and developing 15 Lakers assignment players since the inaugural 2006-07 season.  In addition, the D-Fenders became the first team in league history to win the Development Champion award (2011-12), which is an honor given to the team that best embodies the NBA D-League's goals of developing NBA basketball talent via call-ups and assignments.  The D-Fenders also claimed the franchise’s second Western Division Championship last season, joining the division title earned during the 2011-12 season.


For the fourth consecutive season, the D-Fenders will play home games at Toyota Sports Center; the Lakers practice facility in El Segundo, CA.  Information on D-Fenders 2014-15 season ticket packages and single-game tickets can be found by logging onto the team’s website (www.d-fenders.com) or by contacting Benny Garcia at (310) 426-6043 / [email protected]