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Michael Orris Makes G-League Debut For Agua Caliente In Loss To Skyforce

Sioux Falls Wins 113-103

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  On Friday former South Dakota State Jackrabbit guard Michael Orris was waiting tables in Indianapolis. Sunday he was back in South Dakota making his NBA G-League debut. Best remembered for his game winning shot in the Summit League Tournament Semifinals last March against USD, former Jackrabbit Michael Orris signed with the Los Angeles Clippers G-League affiliate,…

Drew Leads Skyforce past Lakers

Drew Leads Skyforce past Lakers

SIOUX FALLS, SD – Larry Drew II dropped a career-high 29 points, making a career-best eight shots from long distance while adding eight rebounds and seven assists to lead the Sioux Falls Skyforce (10-13) past the South Bay Lakers (14-8) on Tuesday night at the Sanford Pentagon. The Skyforce shot a blistering 11-of-17 from three-point range in the first half,…

Oklahoma City Spoils New Years Eve For Skyforce

Sioux Falls Drops 115-108 Decision

SIOUX FALLS, SD – The Sioux Falls Skyforce (9-13) led early, but the Oklahoma City Blue (12-10) controlled the final three periods on their way to a 115-108 victory on Sunday night at the Sanford Pentagon.   After trailing by as many as 11 points in the fourth quarter, the Skyforce cut the deficit to just two points, trailing 102-104…

Skyforce Rally Past Northern Arizona In Two Overtimes

Sioux Falls Snaps Four Game Home Losing Streak With 120-118 Win

SIOUX FALLS, SD – The Sioux Falls Skyforce (9-12) snapped a four-game home losing streak in their comeback, double-overtime win over the Northern Arizona Suns (7-13) on Friday night at the Sanford Pentagon.   Phoenix Suns two-way player Alec Peters (26 points and eight rebounds) had the hot hand early for the Suns in a back-and-forth first quarter that saw…

Heineman a Finalist for Hall of Fame

Heineman a Finalist for Hall of Fame

SIOUX FALLS, SD – The Sioux Falls Skyforce announced that long-time owner Greg Heineman was recently named to the 2018 Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Ballot as a first-year nominee. Finalists will be announced via press conference during the 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend, and inductees will be announced during the NCAA Final Four in San Antonio, Texas. Heineman appears as a…

Smith Enjoys the Miami Way

Smith Enjoys the Miami Way

Players and coaches all agree that Sioux Falls is the place to be in the G-League with hopes of making the NBA. And it’s evident the organization gets plenty of support from the Miami Heat, the team’s NBA affiliate which just makes everyone’s job easier. Just ask Nevada Smith who is in his 2nd year as head coach of the…

Skyforce Out-Hustled by Memphis

Skyforce Out-Hustled by Memphis

SIOUX FALLS, SD – The Sioux Falls Skyforce (8-12) dropped their fourth straight home game to the Memphis Hustle (8-12), losing 131-115 in what was a wire-to-wire victory for the visiting team. Memphis came out firing in the first half, shooting at a 67.3 percent clip on their way to building a 24-point halftime lead. Durand Scott (25 points, five…

Skyforce Struggles At Pentagon Continue In Loss To Texas

Force Now 3-6 At Home After 122-119 Loss

SIOUX FALLS, SD – The Sioux Falls Skyforce (8-11) dropped their third straight home game on Saturday night, losing 122-119 in the closing seconds to the Texas Legends (10-10) at the Sanford Pentagon.   Though each team led by double-digits at one point during the game, neither side was able to stay in front for very long in what ended…

Skyforce Drop Fourth Straight

Fall To Iowa 106-99

SIOUX FALLS, SD – The Sioux Falls Skyforce (7-9) dropped their fifth home game of the season 106-99 to the Iowa Wolves (6-9) at the Sanford Pentagon on Sunday night.   Minnesota Timberwolves two-way player Anthony Brown (25 points, six rebounds and six assists) and Melo Trimble (24 points, seven assists and five rebounds) paced an Iowa offense that shot…

Rio Grande Valley Stuffs & Sweeps Skyforce

Sioux Falls Drops Saturday Game 134-100

SIOUX FALLS, SD – The Rio Grande Valley Vipers (4-3) pulled away from the Sioux Falls Skyforce (3-4) in the final period on their way to a lopsided 134-100 win on Saturday night at the Sanford Pentagon.   The Skyforce appeared to be back in rhythm early in the game, holding a brief lead before ending the first quarter tied…

Vipers outscore Skyforce 130-108

Vipers outscore Skyforce 130-108

SIOUX FALLS, SD – The Rio Grande Valley Vipers (3-3) turned a five-point deficit into a five-point lead over the Sioux Falls Skyforce (3-3) after the first quarter of play, and never trailed again in the 130-108 victory. Denver Nuggets two-way player Monte Morris (20 points on 7-of-11 FG) led the fast-paced offensive attack for the Vipers in a game…

Skyforce Beat Delaware as Craig Pours in 37 Points

Skyforce Beat Delaware as Craig Pours in 37 Points

SIOUX FALLS, SD – The Delaware 87ers (0-4) outscored the Sioux Falls Skyforce (2-1) by a margin of 34-18 in the final quarter, but the Skyforce escaped with their first home win of the 2017-18 season. Sioux Falls jumped out to an early lead and remained in control for the first three periods of the game. Denver Nuggets two-way player…

Skyforce Not Moving

Skyforce Not Moving

The Skyforce will not be moving and no one is happier than Mike Heineman. The Miami Heat now have majority ownership in the team, but they are pleased with the relationship even though it is 2,000 miles away. The trend in the D-League has been for NBA teams to buy D-League teams that are close or to move them. But…

Skyforce Final “D-League” Season Just Short Of Playoffs

D-League Becomes NBA Gatorade League Next Year

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  29-and-21 is a pretty good record. Just not good enough for the Sioux Falls Skyforce to make the playoffs in the NBA D-League. Sioux Falls finished the season on a winning note last night, 136-120 at Austin.  Despite their 29-21 mark, the Force missed the playoffs because they weren’t one of the four division champions and…

Skyforce End Season On Winning Note At Austin

136-120 Victory Puts End To Sioux Falls Season At 29-21

Sioux Falls, SD – The Sioux Falls Skyforce (29-21) finished the 2016-17 season in style with a 136-120 victory over the Austin Spurs (25-25) on Saturday night in Austin, Texas.   Sioux Falls led from start to finish, but at times the game was much closer than the final score would indicate. After the Skyforce led by as many as…