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TULSA, Okla., December 6, 2013 - Oklahoma City Thunder assignee Andre Roberson posted 21 points, 16 rebounds and four steals, but the Tulsa 66ers fell to the Delaware 87ers, 99-90, on Friday at the SpiritBank Event Center.

Grant Jerrett added 13 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks while Mario Little and Ben Uzoh each scored 17 points.

Roberson, a rookie out of Colorado, is on his first NBA D-League assignment from Oklahoma City. In two games with the 66ers, he has combined for 27 points, 23 boards and seven steals.

“Andre has been really focused on developing his game,” said Tulsa Head Coach Darko Rajakovic. “He’s done a great job rebounding the ball and made good calls tonight on offense. It’s been a pleasure to have him with us and see his improvement.”

Delaware (1-4) took the lead midway through the first quarter on a layup by Reeves Nelson to go ahead 16-14. The 87ers held the lead the remainder of the game.

The 66ers (1-4) trailed by as many as 19 in the third quarter before sprouting a 10-3 run to get within nine, trailing 59-50 halfway through the frame. Little scored nine points in the third quarter on 4-for-4 shooting from the field as Tulsa closed out the quarter by outscoring the 87ers 23-14.

Delaware held off Tulsa in the final quarter to secure the win. The 87ers were led by Thanasis Antetokounmpo with 23 points and seven boards alongside 14 points and 12 assists from Kendall Marshall.

“We need to keep fighting and staying together as a team,” said Rajakovic. “We’ll continue to focus on our defense. Tomorrow we’ll watch some film and work on some areas of our game and be ready to compete for 48 minutes on Sunday.”

Tulsa outrebounded its opponent for the third consecutive game, pulling down 51 boards to the 87ers’ 34. After averaging 38.3 rebounds through their first three games, the 66ers have averaged 47.7 in their most recent three contests.

The 66ers conclude their homestand with their third game in a four-day stretch Sunday afternoon against the Texas Legends. Tipoff is set for 4 p.m. at the SpiritBank Event Center.