Tulsa Prevails in Overtime

BOISE, Idaho, March 16, 2013 - Oklahoma City Thunder guard Jeremy Lamb scored all six of Tulsa’s overtime points as the Tulsa 66ers escaped with a 100-98 win over the Idaho Stampede on Saturday night at CenturyLink Arena in Boise, Idaho.

Lamb scored 22 points overall along with three rebounds, four blocked shots and four steals, including two in overtime.

Thunder center Daniel Orton posted his eighth double-double of the season with 16 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks. Fellow assignee DeAndre Liggins collected 12 points, six rebounds, six assists and a pair of steals.

Trailing 82-73 with 10:15 remaining in the fourth quarter, Tulsa went on an 11-2 run to tie the game at 84. The 66ers (24-17) and Stampede (13-28) went back-and-forth for the remainder of the frame with neither team leading by more than two points in the final eight minutes of regulation.

Rasual Butler tied the game at 94 with 44 seconds remaining before both teams’ defenses sent the game into a three-minute overtime period.

Orton blocked a shot on Idaho’s second possession of OT and stole the ball to set up a pair of Lamb free throws with 1:43 to go. Idaho’s Carlon Brown and Lamb then exchanged a pair of baskets on both ends before Brown tied the game at 98 on two free throws with 13 seconds on the clock.

Lamb responded with a 12-foot fadeaway jumper from the left wing with 1.3 seconds remaining to put Tulsa ahead and seal the 66ers’ ninth win in the past 11 games.

Tulsa had six players score in double digits, including Butler (16 points, 10 rebounds), Dominique Sutton (11 points, three rebounds, three steals) and Chris Quinn (10 points, five assists). The 66ers are 17-4 when five or more players score over 10 points.

Tulsa is now 1-1 in overtime games this season.

The 66ers return home to host the Bakersfield Jam on Tuesday at 7 p.m. inside the SpiritBank Event Center. For ticket information, visit Tulsa66ers.com.