Next Up: Tulsa at Sioux Falls

TULSA, Okla., Dec. 9, 2010 – The Tulsa 66ers return to the court this Friday and Saturday, Dec. 10-11, to take on the Sioux Falls Skyforce in a back-to-back set in South Dakota. Both games are set to tip at 7 p.m. inside Sioux Falls Arena and can be viewed online via webcast at nba.com/futurecast.

This weekend will mark the fourth back-to-back set for the 66ers this season.

“It is important to take it one game at a time,” 66ers head coach Nate Tibbetts said. “It is extremely tough to play on the road and get a win in this league, so our team will have to be focused on execution and energy.”

Tulsa (3-4), coming off of a 110-99 defeat to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers last Sunday at home, owns an 8-7 all-time lead against Sioux Falls (2-6). This Friday will be the first matchup between the two teams since meeting in the quarterfinals in last season’s D-League playoffs. The 66ers advanced in the series against the Skyforce, 2-1. Sioux Falls is 4-3 against Tulsa at home.

Leading Tulsa in scoring (17.6) and assists (4.6) per game this season is guard Zabian Dowdell, who is one of seven 66ers averaging double figures in scoring. Forward Latavious Williams, who sat out the first four games of the season due to injury, leads the team in rebounds with a 10.7 average the past three games.

The Skyforce are led in scoring this season by Leemire Goldwire who averages 14.7 points per game. Dexter Pittman paces the team in rebounds with 9.5 boards per contest.