Vipers Open Playoffs at Home
EDINBURG – The Vipers will host the Texas Legends in the first round of the NBA G-League playoffs. The post-season format is different this year. The first round is switching from a 3-game series to a single-game format.
In addition to having home-court advantage for their game against the Legends, the Vipers have also received a roster boost from Darius Morris, who played for the team last season.
Saturday, Morris led the Vipers with 26 points in the regular season finale against Oklahoma City.
“Good time to get him,” said Vipers coach Matt Brase. “He was in shape from playing over in China. We’re excited to have Darius. He fits right in with our group. He's got Julian Lewis and Chris Walker that right here with him. It's one of those things you get a new player but he's not necessarily a new player. He's knows what we do. He knows JB and I real well and what we expect. Texas is a team we saw two games ago so both teams are familiar with each other. We played each other four times this year. One of those things you have to be on your best when it comes to game time."
“This could be our last game so if we go out there and have the mindset of playing very hard and focus in on what the coaches have been talking about all week, we’ll be able to play together and play hard,” said Vipers forward Chris Walker.
The Vipers went 3-1 against Texas during the regular season.
Friday’s game at State Farm Arena tips off at 7pm.
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