The Tulsa 66ers are coming off a rough couple of weeks without Reggie Jackson. Tulsa is on a three four game losing streak. If there was any good news out of all this, that’s Perry Jones III is coming along very nicely.
Canton Charge 104, Tulsa 66ers 96
Oklahoma City Thunder assignee Perry Jones scored 26 points with five rebounds but the Tulsa 66ers fell to the Canton Charge on Friday at the Canton Memorial Civic Center, 104-96.
Fellow Thunder assignee Daniel Orton recorded 10 points and seven boards while Hollis Thompson had 16 points and five rebounds.
Guard Chris Quinn, who was acquired by Tulsa on Friday morning, scored 19 points with seven assists in his 66ers’ debut.
Tulsa went 37-for-74 (50 percent) from the field, with Jones shooting 11-for-16 (69 percent).
The Charge (7-8) used a late run to take down Tulsa (8-4), outscoring the 66ers 34-24 in the fourth quarter.
Canton Charge 89, Tulsa 66ers 80
The Tulsa 66ers fell to the Canton Charge 89-80 on Saturday at Canton Memorial Civic Center with Perry Jones scoring 16 points.
DeAndre Liggins, currently on assignment from the Oklahoma City Thunder, had three points, six rebounds, five assists and four steals, and fellow assignee Daniel Orton scored seven points with four rebounds.
Chris Quinn scored 17 points with seven assists, five rebounds and two steals. Quinn, a five-year NBA veteran, has combined for 36 points and 14 assists in his first two games as a 66er. Rodney Bartholomew added 14 points and six boards.
The 66ers (8-5) forced 23 turnovers while surrendering just 11. Tulsa dished out 20 assists and recorded 12 steals.
Canton (8-8) was led by Samardo Samuels with 20 points and 11 rebounds.
Iowa Stampede 114, Tulsa 66ers 99
Sean Evans had 21 points and 12 rebounds and Solomon Alabi added 10 points and 11 rebounds off the bench as the Idaho Stampede won their third consecutive game, beating the Tulsa 66ers 114-99 on Friday night. Idaho shot 52.3 percent in the win, a season high, while attempting just nine 3-pointers (4-for-9).
Justin Holiday had 19 points, eight assists and three steals, while Josh Owens added 16 points and six rebounds. Durrell Summers totaled 15 points and six rebounds and recent addition Carlon Brown had 15 points off the bench for Idaho (4-12). The Stampede collected 16 offensive rebounds, enhancing their offensive output, and took 31 free throws. Coby Karl added nine points and eight assists.
The Stampede defense was just as strong, holding Tulsa (8-6) to just 41.2 percent from the floor. The three assigned players from the Oklahoma City Thunder (Jeremy Lamb, Perry Jones and Daniel Orton) were held to 11-of-38 shooting, including a 3-of-18, 12-point performance from 2012 lottery pick Lamb. Jones and Orton had 12 and 10 points, respectively. Andy Rautins and Dominique Sutton (16 rebounds) led the way for the 66ers scoring 18 points apiece. Hollis Thompson added 16 off the bench.
Idaho capitalized in the paint and on the break, doubling up Tulsa in points in the paint 72-36, while they held a 24-9 advantage in fastbreak points. The Stampede led by as many as 20 and never trailed in the second half, as they shot nearly 58 percent from the floor over the final two quarters.
Texas Legends 116, Tulsa 66ers 80
Oklahoma City Thunder assignee Perry Jones scored 25 points with 16 rebounds but the Tulsa 66ers fell to the Texas Legends, 116-80, Saturday night at the SpiritBank Event Center.
Fellow Thunder assignee Jeremy Lamb scored 12 points with five rebounds and Daniel Orton collected seven points and six boards.
The 66ers (8-7) were outrebounded 44-40 and surrendered 13 turnovers. Texas (10-5) shot 53.6 percent from the field and 45 percent from behind the 3-point line.
Mike James and Melvin Ely led the Legends with 26 and 21 points respectively.
“This [loss] is a part of the process,” said Tulsa Head Coach Darko Rajakovic. “Nobody said it was going to be easy. We need to learn from this experience and not allow ourselves to have nights like this. What’s important for players in this league is tomorrow – what you do tomorrow and how you use this to experience to become a better player tomorrow.”Looking for Oklahoma City Thunder tickets? Thunder Digest has you covered at Totallytickets.com! We invite you to follow Thunder Digest on Twitter and like Thunder Digest on Facebook. Our Podcast is on iTunes. We also have a Thunder Digest Instagram account if you love fun Thunder photography!