Sunday, April 11, 2010

Tulsa moves on with win in Sioux Falls

The Tulsa 66ers were happy to get their first-ever playoff win in Tulsa on Thursday afternoon. Now the 66ers can add their first-ever playoff series victory to the history-making season.

Thanks to a 111-101 victory over Sioux Falls on Sunday night, Tulsa advances to the second round of the NBA D-League playoffs to face the top-seeded Iowa Energy. The eighth-seeded 66ers and Iowa split four games this season, with all of them played in Tulsa.

A 20-point run by the 66ers played a huge role in Sunday night's win, but don't overlook the performance of Latavious Williams off the bench. The rookie, who didn't score in the first two games and never saw the court in Game 1 in Tulsa, had 13 points and 10 rebounds off the bench, including two big putbacks in the fourth quarter. He scored eight of his 13 points in the final quarter as Sioux Falls couldn't make a final push.

Kyle Weaver and Mustafa Shakur, assigned to Tulsa from the Oklahoma City Thunder, led Tulsa with 27 and 23 points, respectively, while Larry Owens continued his stellar season with 21 points.

Dates and times for the Tulsa-Iowa series have not been announced.

1 comment:

  1. congrats to the 66ers. lets keep it going!