The Utah Flash needed a win in today's game vs the LA Defenders in order to clinch their first D-League playoff berth. But, they weren't able to pull it off as they lost to LA 102-91 in the Staples Center.
The Flash, who has shot better than 50% from the field in each of their last 7 games, shot only 28% in the first quarter. As a team, they struggled to score and could never quite get on track.
JR Giddens struggled offensively in this game as well. He finished with just 6 points on 3-7 shooting but did grab 7 rebounds and dished out 2 assists in 32 minutes.
The Flash drop to 28-17 and slipped to 2nd in the Western division, one game behind the idle Idaho Stampede.
The Flash will try to clinch a playoff spot again on Tuesday night when they host Los Angeles at home. The game will start at 7 p.m. MDT and you can watch it on NBA FutureCast free of charge.