Sioux Falls on Mission to Halt Showcase Slide
The NBA Development League Showcase is a basketball binge. Over the course of five days, NBA front office types, scouts and hardcore fans can see a sampling of all 17 teams in the circuit. This year the spectacle is spending its third consecutive year in Reno, Nevada. Starting Sunday, the event now stretches to five days to account for the 17 teams to get court time.
Sioux Falls looks to reverse their fortune as the Showcase has not been very kind to the Skyforce. Granted, the current players and staff for the most part had nothing to do with past results.
In the seven years of participation in the Showcase, the Skyforce are a combined 4-10 including dropping their last seven. You have to go back to 2010 for their last Showcase win against the Maine Red Claws. As the host in 2007, Sioux Falls recorded their only Showcase sweep.
Below is the list of results previous NBADL Showcase efforts for the Skyforce.
2013: Bakersfield 103, Sioux Falls 88 Springfield 101, Sioux Falls 73
2012: Maine 98 Sioux Falls 92 Texas 98, Sioux Falls 95
2011: Tulsa 103, Sioux Falls 83 Reno 117, Sioux Falls 93
2010: Sioux Falls 121, Maine 102 Austin 127, Sioux Falls 94
2009: Albuquerque 115, Sioux Falls 108 Sioux Falls 115, Rio Grande Valley 94
2008: Anaheim 99, Sioux Falls 94 Austin 101, Sioux Falls 92
2007: Sioux Falls 101, Austin 81 Sioux Falls 117, Fort Worth 107