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With the first game of the best-of-three series in Santa Cruz, the final two will be held at the Lakers' practice facility in El Segundo, assuming the D-Fenders can force a Game 3 with a win on Saturday night.
The D-Fenders, the Lakers' D-League affiliate, finished the season as the No. 2 playoff seed with a 31-19 record. The sixth-seeded Warriors ended two games back at 29-21.
The D-Fenders lost forward
The 6-foot-8 Southerland was averaging 14.7 points and 6.5 rebounds for the D-Fenders this season.