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Elisa Hernandez

Official reporter for LakersNation.com covering your beloved L.A. D-Fenders and much more. Proud USC student studying Broadcast Journalism at Annenberg School of Communication & Journalism. Follow me on twitter @EBHernandez_LA and Instagram: @Hernandez_LA ...Go Trojans & Go Lakers!

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NBA D-League Spotlight: L.A. D-Fenders Zach Andrews

The NBA Development League hosted its third-annual Elite Mini Camp in Chicago earlier this month. The camp featured some of the most talented players from the NBA D-League, including Los Angeles D-Fenders forward Zach Andrews. The two-day event gave players the opportunity to showcase their skills in front of NBA scouts, in order to  hopefully receive an invitation to attend the NBA's summer workouts in Las ...

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NBA Dreams: D-League Tryouts Held In Los Angeles

Some may feel that playing in the NBA is only a dream, but NBA hopefuls took an opportunity to potentially make that dream a reality. The NBA Development League began to hold its annual tryouts, and made its first of four stops on May 12th in Los Angeles, Calif. Everyone had their reasons for coming out, but most were just looking for a chance. "My dream is to play in the NBA," said Tyquan Brown, 22, "I had ...

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D-Fenders Fall Short of D-League Championship in Loss to Toros

The Austin Toros claimed victory over the Los Angeles D-Fenders in the D-League Finals, beating them 122-110 Saturday night. In a Game 3, win-or-go-home situation, the Toros' balanced scoring and clutch free-throw shooting sealed their first ever NBA 2012 Development League Championship, presented by BBVA. Reigning D-League Most Valuable Player Justin Dentmon scored a team high 30 points to go along with fi ...

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Win or Go Home: Toros Force A Game Three Versus D-Fenders

Going into Game 2, versus the Austin Toros, the Los Angeles D-Fenders looked to ride a perfect 6-0 post-season record, and claim the 2012 NBA Development League championship trophy. Unfortunately, after the D-Fenders gave the Toros their first post-season home loss, the Toros returned the favor beating the D-Fenders 113-94 Thursday night. In a win or go home situation for the Toros, they fought to stay in c ...

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D-League Finals Preview: D-Fenders Will Face Toros For Championship

The stage is set for the NBA Development League Finals presented by BBVA, where the Los Angeles D-Fenders will take on the Austin Toros. Both teams are entering the Finals coming off blow-out wins this past weekend. The Toros will appear in the Finals for the first time since 2008, taking on the D-Fenders, who will make their first finals appearance in franchise history. The Toros extended their series agai ...

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D-Fenders Will Face Bakersfield After Knocking Off Iowa

The D-Fenders pulled out a 94-92 win over the 2011 defending champions, ending their season, and a chance of a repeat. In a win or go home situation for the Iowa Energy, the D-Fenders outscored them 22-8 on fastbreak points and forced 23 turnovers. The Los Angeles D-Fenders held on to a two point lead in the final seconds to win the series 2-0. Coming off their first post-season road win over the Energy, th ...

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Lakers Legend Jerry West: Building a Winning Franchise

As far as anyone can remember the Los Angeles Lakers have always been a winning franchise. Era after era the Lakers have been home to countless NBA superstars and legends. The Lakers also became the NBA's first west coast team after moving from Minneapolis, MN to Los Angeles , CA. Ironically, going into the 1960-1961 season, the Lakers were coming off a 25-50 record, landing them the No. 2 pick in the NBA d ...

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D-Fenders Make History In Their Win Over The Bighorns

The Los Angeles D-Fenders made history Wednesday night after pulling out a 111-98 win over the Reno Bighorns. The D-Fenders matched the greatest single-season home record in NBA Development League history. Playing in their last home game of the regular season, the D-Fenders win marked an impressive 21-4 home record. The win didn't come easy though, as at the end of the first and second quarters the D-Fender ...

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D-Fenders Hold Off Bakersfield Jam in 93-87 Victory

The Los Angeles D-Fenders held off the Bakersfield Jam pulling out a 93-87 win Saturday night. After the Jam snapped the D-Fenders seven game winning streak on Friday, the D-Fenders redeemed themselves bringing in their 18th win in 20 games. Guard Orien Greene was named player of the game after finishing with 18 points, two rebounds and two assists. Guard Elijah Millsap also help carry the load, finishing w ...

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