66ers Shift Their Focus to Game Two Monday Night
The game Monday night inside the Wells Fargo Arena can be viewed online for free via webcast at nba.com/futurecast and can be heard in Tulsa on KAKC 1300 AM.
The Energy slipped by the 66ers by a 103-96 final on Friday night to hold a 1-0 advantage in the series. Tulsa twice faced 13-point deficits in the Game One contest but fell just short. Jerome Dyson led all scorers with 24 points Friday night while Elijah Millsap earned his fourth double-double of the season with 23 points and a season-high 11 rebounds.
The Game One loss was Tulsa's first in the 2011 postseason, as the 66ers swept the Texas Legends in Round One.
Last season Tulsa and Iowa also met in the semifinals. The Energy took game one in Tulsa before the 66ers rallied to win the best-of-three series by winning back-to-back games on Iowa’s home court.
“Last season we believed that despite losing Game One, we had a chance to win the series,” 66ers head coach Nate Tibbetts said. "This year, again we lost the first game at home. But this is not a one-and-done, it is a series. Our guys will re-focus this weekend and be ready for the challenge on Monday.”
A Tulsa win on Monday evening would force a Game Three, which would be played in Des Moines on Tuesday night, April 19, at 7 p.m.