D-Fenders vs. 66ers Postgame Report 01/18/14
Trevor Wong | @DFenders
Terrence Williams scored 19 points and dished out eight assists Saturday night, but the D-Fenders came up short to the 66ers, 128-112, at home. C.J. Williams had 19 points while Andre Ingram added 17. Brandon Costner tallied 13 points and nine rebounds.
After 12 minutes of play, Tulsa held a 41-37 lead, but the visitors outscored L.A. 37-24 in the second to take a 17-point advantage into the half. The 66ers recorded 30 paint points in that second frame and outrebounded the D-Fenders 19-5 to essentially put the game out of reach, as L.A. would only get as close as 14 points in the second half.
PLAYER OF THE GAME
Rodney Bartholomew. The 6-foot-8 forward from Indiana Tech had averaged just 10.2 points and 7.6 rebounds coming into the game, but notched his second straight double-double with 32 points and 15 rebounds. Bartholomew helped key Tulsa’s strong second quarter as he scored 12 points and outrebounded the entire D-Fenders team (6-5).
OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER ASSIGNMENT PLAYER IN ACTION
Andre Roberson chipped in with 21 points, 13 rebounds, four steals and two blocks. The rookie from Colorado has split time with Tulsa and Oklahoma City this season, and recorded his third double-double in seven games while with the 66ers.
PROSPECT PERFORMANCE WATCH
No. 17 prospect, Terrence Williams, recorded 19 points, eight assists and five rebounds. In the last three games, Williams is averaging 21.0 points, 7.7 assists and 3.3 rebounds, while shooting 49.0 percent field goals and 53.3 percent from the three-point line.
No. 19 prospect, James Southerland, scored just eight points and grabbed two rebounds, but battled foul trouble in the first half. In his five previous contests, Southerland had been averaging 20.6 points, 8.8 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.2 blocks on 54.3 percent field goals and 36.1 percent three-point field goals.
STAT OF THE GAME
Tulsa registered 70 of their 128 points in the paint and 70 percent of their field-goal makes (35 of 50) came inside.
WHERE THEY STAND
The D-Fenders mini three-game home win streak was snapped as they fell for just the second time in the last 10. With the loss, Los Angeles (11-9) is now 1.5 games back of Idaho (13-8) for first place in the West Division. The D-Fenders host Reno (12-10) on Monday afternoon, which will be the second meeting between the teams. L.A. recently defeated the Bighorns on Friday by a score of 131-118. Tip is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. PT and will be broadcast live on the NBA D-League’s YouTube channel.