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Matchup History: Sioux Falls vs. Santa Cruz

By Matt Dykstra | December 20, 2016

The Last Time Santa Cruz played in Sioux Falls:

The last time Santa Cruz played in Sioux Falls was during the 2012-13 season on January 15, 2013. The Skyforce beat the Warriors 99-83 at the Sioux Falls Arena – Demetris Nichols led the Force in scoring with 26 points on 10-13 shooting. Miami HEAT assignee Dexter Pittman tallied 15 points, 12 rebounds, and 6 blocks in the win.

Mychel Thompson, who now plays for the Warriors, played for the Skyforce during the 2012-13 season and started against the Warriors in their January 15 matchup. Thompson scored 13 points to go along with four rebounds in 36 minutes against his current team.

 

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The game on Jan. 15, 2013 marks the only time Santa Cruz has played at Sioux Falls.

2016 NBA D-League Showcase:

The Skyforce defeated the Warriors 102-81 in the 2016 Showcase in Santa Cruz.

Jarnell Stokes (21 points, 12 rebounds) and Josh Richardson (21 points) were both on assignment from the Miami HEAT. This marked the 23rd time in Skyforce history that more than one player has been assigned at the same time. Skyforce have a record of 14-9 with multiple assignees on their roster.

SANTA CRUZ, CA - JANUARY 9:  Santa Cruz Warrirors and Sioux Falls Skyforce tip off during Day Four of the 2016 NBA D-League Showcase on January 9, 2016 at the Kaiser Permanente Arena in Santa Cruz, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Phil Pasag/NBAE via Getty Images)
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2016-17 Matchups:

The Skyforce defeated the Warriors in Santa Cruz on November 25 of this year, 100-93.

Jabril Trawick scored a career-high 30 points off the bench for the Skyforce, making 12 of his 13 free throw attempts and shooting 9-15 from the field.

 

Keith Benson tallied one of his eight double-doubles this season, scoring 23 points and setting a new career-high with 17 rebounds in the win. He also recorded 5 blocks, one of his seven games this season with four or more blocks.

Sioux Falls has an all-time record of 3-3 against Santa Cruz, having evened up the series this season on the road. Both teams will be looking to gain an advantage in both the Western Conference and on their all-time series record when they face off on Wednesday night.