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Posted: December 27th, 2012

The Erie BayHawks take a four-game winning streak into Friday night’s game against defending D-League champion Austin at Erie Insurance Arena.

The Toros beat the BayHawks in the first round of the 2012 D-League playoffs en route to winning the league title.

Posted: November 14th, 2012

Check out Erie BayHawks guard/forward D.J. Kennedy as he prepares for the 2012-13 D-League season with hopes of returning to the NBA

After averaging 15.7 points in 44 regular-season games as a rookie last season with the BayHawks, Kennedy spent time with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Memphis Grizzlies.

Posted: May 1st, 2012

The Austin Toros came back from a 0-1 deficit to win the 2012 D-League title against the Los Angeles D-Fenders. The Toros won Game 2 and the deciding Game 3 in Los Angeles.

The D-Fenders had the league’s best record followed by the Toros, who were a third seed.

Springfield had the second seed. Expansion Canton beat the Armor in the first round.

The Toros began their championship run with a 2-1 series victory against fifth-seeded Erie. In fact, Austin lost Game 1 of all three of its series only to win the the final two games of each one.

Posted: April 23rd, 2012

The top two D-League teams during the regular season will now meet to determine the best team in the league.

The top-seeded Los Angeles D-Fenders open the D-League Finals on Tuesday at Austin against the third-seeded Toros in a best-of-3 series. Game 2 and Game 3, if necessary, will be in Los Angeles. Game 2 is Thursday. If there is a Game 3, it will be Saturday.

Los Angeles was 2-0 against Austin this season, winning both games at home.

The D-Fenders (38-12) had the D-League’s best record while Austin (33-17) had the second-best record. The Toros were seeded third because Springfield won the East Conference to earn the second seed.

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Posted: April 18th, 2012

The Cleveland Cavaliers put Luke Harangody’s mind, body and spirit to the test – and Jay Larranaga loved it.

The Erie BayHawks coach applauded Harangody for playing four games in as many days with three being for the Canton Charge in the 2012 D-League playoffs.

“I think it’s awesome,” he said. “I think it’s a credit to Luke. The kind of player he is and the kind of professional he is that he was able to do that. That he played at a high level in all four games and helped his team get a win in three of the games including the game he played for the Cavs. The kid deserves so much credit.”

The Cavs recalled the former Notre Dame star up today before Cleveland plays the Philadelphia 76ers tonight at Quicken Loans Arena. In his game with Cleveland, Haranagody had 16 points and 10 rebounds in a 99-89 home win against Washington.

The Cavs had recalled Harangody the second time April 14th and sent him back down the Charge the next day for Game 2 of their best-of-3 series at second-seeded Springfield.

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Posted: April 17th, 2012

After closing out their respective best-of-3 first-round series Monday night, the Austin Toros and Canton Charge will face each other in Game 1 of the D-League semifinals Thursday night at 7:30 in Canton.

The expansion Charge, a seventh seed, won Game 3 at second-seeded Springfield 115-106 while the third-seeded Toros beat the fifth-seeded Erie BayHawks 99-85 in Game 3 in Austin.

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Posted: April 16th, 2012

Two in. Two more to go.

Tonight, seventh-seeded Canton and second-seeded Springfield will settle their best-of-3 D-League first-round playoff series beginning at 7 in Springfield. The expansion Charge took Game 1, but the Armor stayed alive after winning Game 2 in overtime Sunday.

At 8:30 p.m., fifth-seeded Erie and third-seeded Austin will have their Game 3 at 8:30 p.m. in Austin. The BayHawks won Game 1 at home, but the Toros took Game 2 by 10 points Sunday.

The winner of these two series will face each other in the semifinals.

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Posted: April 12th, 2012

D.J. Kennedy and New York Knicks rookie 7-footer Jerome Jordan each had 19 points to lead the Erie BayHawks to an 108-95 Game 1 win against the third-seeded Austin Toros on Thursday night at Tullio Arena.

It was the first-ever home playoff win for the BayHawks, who have made the playoffs in three of their four D-League seasons.

A fifth seed in this year’s playoffs, Erie scored 37 bench points in taking an 1-0 series in this best-of-3 series. Game 2 is Sunday in Austin.

Game 3, if necessary, will also be in Austin on Monday.

Posted: April 11th, 2012

The fifth-seeded Erie BayHawks (28-22) should have their hands full for their best-of-3 D-League playoff series against the third-seeded Austin Toros (33-17) that begins with Thursday’s Game 1 at Tullio Arena.

After Wednesday’s practice, I caught up with Erie coach Jay Larranaga, New York Knicks rookie Jerome Jordan, Kyle Goldcamp and D.J. Kennedy and asked them about this series.

A key matchup will be Jordan against Austin big man Eric Dawson, who is second in the D-League in double-doubles with 23.

Posted: April 11th, 2012

Rookie guard Jeremy Green is averaging 7.1 points in 19 games for the Erie BayHawks this season. Photo by Janet B. Kummerer/Erie Times-News

This D-League playoff series will end in his hometown.

After Thursday night’s Game 1 at Tullio Arena, Erie BayHawks rookie Jeremy Green will return home for Game 2 of this best-of-3 series against the Austin Toros.

Game 3, if necessary, will be in Austin where Green grew up. So out of all the BayHawks, Green was probably the happiest Austin chose Erie as its first-round opponent.

“I was actually excited,” Green said. “Austin is a good team. That’s where I’m from. Everyone around the city goes to watch the Toros. It should be interesting with me coming back there as a visitor instead of cheering for the home. It should be fun.”

Out of Stanford, Green expects family and friends to attend Game 2 and Game 3 if necessary.

“It should be a pretty nice homecoming,” Green said.

No booing the hometown boy now.

“Austin is good city,” Green said smiling. ” Good fans. I don’t think there will be any booing or anything like that, but it should be fun.”

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