Sunday, April 18, 2010

What went right for Tulsa on Sunday

No Mullens, Shakur, or Weaver? No problem.

In a gut-check performance for the 66ers, Tulsa hit 56 percent of its 3-point attempts and went off for 43 points in the third quarter, stunning top-seeded Iowa 117-106 on Sunday evening in Des Moines.

Without its three Oklahoma City Thunder assignees and only nine players on the roster, Tulsa had seven players score in double digits in a balanced attack. Wink Adams, who did a great job in relief of Shakur on Friday night, led the 66ers with 24 points. He was 9-for-14 from the field, including 4-for-7 from 3-point range.

Larry Owens was Larry Owens ... reliable, tough, and a leader. Moses Ehambe was dead on from long range. Latavious Williams continued to prove he's become one of the best rebounders in the league with 10 points and nine rebounds. Deron Washington provided energy while chipping in 20 points.

The biggest thing we learned on Sunday night? Tulsa has heart and top-seeded Iowa, the team with the best regular-season record in the D-League, will have a tough time closing out the series, even if it is at home.

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