Bighorns season ends in first round |

Bighorns season ends in first round

HIDALGO, Texas – In a game that featured 17 lead changes, it was a dominant fourth-quarter effort and a huge game for an NBA assignee that lifted the Rio Grande Valley Vipers to a 135-118 victory over the Reno Bighorns in the decisive game three of the NBA D-League playoffs Tuesday night in State Farm Arena.

With the win, Rio Grande Valley advances to the second round of the D-League playoffs to meet the Austin Toros. Reno’s season comes to a close, with the Bighorns finishing the 2009-10 campaign with a franchise-record 29 wins.

Doug Thomas and Rod Benson shared the scoring lead for Reno, collecting 21 points apiece.

Season tickets for the 2010-11 season of Reno Bighorns basketball are on-sale now. Call 775-284-2NBA or visit http://www.RenoBighorns

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