- Created on Sunday, 29 April 2012 05:53
- Last Updated on Thursday, 16 May 2013 07:51
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The 2012 NBA Development League Most Valuable Player Justin Dentmon scored a team-high 30 points to lead the Austin Toros to their first-ever NBA Development League Championship presented by BBVA with a 122-110 victory over the Los Angeles D-Fenders Saturday night at the Toyota Sports Center in L.A.
The Toros led end-to-end for the second straight game in L.A., and overcame a Game 1 loss to beat the D-Fenders in three games. The team finished the 2012 postseason with 6-0 record in elimination games.
Eric Dawson, the 2012 NBA D-League Impact Player of the Year, scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, while six Toros, including all five starters, scored in double figures. Julian Wright netted 19 points, while Brad Wanamaker poured in 18.
"We expected to win every game," said Toros head coach Brad Jones. "We beat one heck of an L.A. D-Fenders team and we did it as a group so I'm really really excited for our guys."
Mardy Collins finished with a game-high 31 points off the bench for the D-Fenders, while teammate Elijah Millsap scored 26. Malcolm Thomas recorded 17 points and 11 rebounds in the loss.
We here at MVPTexas wish to Congratulate the Austin Toros on their first Championship and hope for many more!!!