PLAYOFFS START: Energy Lose First Playoff Game

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The Iowa Energy won many new fans at this time last year.  The Energy brought Des Moines a championship.

Wednesday night, the 2012 playoffs begin, and so does the title defense.

Energy Center Ben Strong had 27 points and 13 rebounds for the Energy and Moses Ehambe added 22 points.

League MVP Curtis Stinson returned to the team after a back injury to offer 13 points.

Not enough. The Energy falls, 114-103.

Game two in LA on Saturday.