Tuesday, April 20, 2010

D-League Finals, here we come

The Tulsa 66ers have proven that life on the road in the D-League postseason is not so bad.

Tulsa improved to 3-1 away from home in the postseason with a huge 127-122 victory at Iowa in Game 3 of the semifinals. The eighth-seeded 66ers now await the winner of Austin-Rio Grande Valley.

I talked to Coach Nate Tibbetts after the game, and all he could say was how proud he was of his team's team effort. Seven of the nine 66ers scored in double figures, and once again, different players led the way at different times during the game. Tulsa was aggressive and didn't get rattled when all hell seemed to break loose in Des Moines in the game's final minutes (Stinson ejected, then going after the refs ... crowd control posted everywhere ... bad radio announcers (oh wait, that was throughout the game) ... flagrant fouls).

Tulsa hits 44-of-51 from the charity stripe (amazing figures) and outrebounds the Energy 46-42. Those were big keys for the 66ers.

More to come...

1 comment:

  1. way to go. first playoff season and first finals. no wonder no one wanted to play in the 66ers in the opening round.

    bring home that trophy!