Charge open playoffs Thursday in Canton
CANTON — The Canton Charge have been in existence for three years, and are about to compete in the D-League postseason for the third time.
This time, the Charge will face the Sioux Falls Skyforce in the best-of-three first round. Game 1 is scheduled for Thursday at the Canton Memorial Civic Center at 7 p.m., the league announced Monday.
The D-League playoffs consist of eight teams — three division winners, and those with the five best records (regardless of division) below them. Division winners get to "draft" their first-round opponent. Top overall seed Fort Wayne selected eighth-seeded Reno, with No. 2 Los Angeles picking No. 7 Santa Cruz, and No. 3 Iowa choosing No. 5 Rio Grande Valley.
That resulted in fourth-seeded Sioux Falls matched up with the sixth-seeded Charge.
Game 2 will be held in Sioux Falls on Thursday. Game 3, if necessary, would be held in Sioux Falls on Monday, April 14.
The Charge will stage a "gold out" for their postseason opener, offering a special gold playoff t-shirt to the first 1,500 fans in attendance. Tickets can be purchased at cantoncharge.com or by calling 866-444-1944.