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Last updated: Tue. Apr. 15, 2014 - 01:12 pm EDT

Mad Ants to face Sioux Falls in semifinals

Skyforce beat Canton on Monday to advance

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NBA D-League Semifinals

Mad Ants vs. Sioux Falls Skyforce

Game 1: 8 p.m. Fort Wayne time Thursday at Sioux Falls

Game 2: 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Coliseum

Game 3 (if necessary): 7 p.m. Monday at Memorial Coliseum

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The Mad Ants will travel to Sioux Falls, S.D., on Thursday to open their first appearance in the NBA Development League semifinals.

The Ants will play the Skyforce at 8 p.m. Fort Wayne time Thursday at the Sioux Falls Arena, with Game 2 at Memorial Coliseum on Saturday and Game 3 (if necessary) at the coliseum next Monday.

Fort Wayne swept Reno in their first-round series while Sioux Falls beat Canton 2-1 in their series, knocking out the Charge 105-98 on Monday night in Sioux Falls.

Rio Grande Valley will meet Santa Cruz in the other D-League semifinal series. The winners of the semifinals will meet in the best-of-three D-League Finals next week.

The Mad Ants and Skyforce met five times during the regular season, with Sioux Falls winning the first two games, both in December. Fort Wayne won the last three, all in February. The teams last met on Feb. 22, when the Ants won 103-96 behind 23 points apiece from Tony Mitchell and Sadiel Rojas.

In Sioux Falls' win over Canton on Monday, the Skyforce was led by Tre Kelley's 26 points. DeAndre Liggins added 19 points.

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