66ERS STRONG ON THE DEFENSIVE END

The Tulsa 66ers will return home for back-to-back contests this weekend, Dec. 16-17, at or near the top of several defensive categories in the NBA D-League.

Through eight games this season, Tulsa has hit the boards hard, ranking first among D-League teams in offensive rebounds (average of 18 per game), fourth in defensive rebounds (31) and first in total rebounds (49).

The 66ers have racked up a 4-1 record this season when posting more rebounds than their opponent. Tulsa’s largest margin on the boards came on Dec. 3 at home against Austin when the 66ers outrebounded the Toros by a commanding 48-28 clip. Overall, the 66ers are +8.5 in rebounds per game against their opponents.

Additionally, the 66ers rank first among all D-League teams in opponent’s points per game by allowing just 89.0 in eight games. Their best effort of the season came on opening night, when they held Idaho to just 76 points. Four times this season Tulsa has held its opponent to under 90 points.

The 66ers will look to sustain their defensive effort this Friday against Reno and Saturday against Springfield. Both games are scheduled to tip at 7 p.m. inside the Tulsa Convention Center. To view game promotions for the special family weekend, CLICK HERE.