The Iowa Wolves scored 73 points in the second half en route to beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 124-102 on Tuesday night in Des Moines, Iowa.

The Blue fall to 12-11 on the season.

For Oklahoma City, their four-game winning streak comes to an end and they fall a half-game back of the Wolves for first place in the Midwest division. Iowa has now won six straight, the hottest team in the G-League.

The Thunder took a 53-51 lead into halftime but really fell off and never could recover from the downward spiral.

Oklahoma City took a 60-59 lead with 9:46 left in the third quarter. That was the last time Oklahoma City would lead as Iowa would go on 11-0, taking a double digit lead with 7:05 left in the third quarter 70-60.

With a new quarter, the Thunder still couldn’t get over the hump. Another big run for the Wolves put the game away. The 18-2 run gave Iowa a 111-85 lead with 7:26 left in the game.

Iowa shot 57.1 percent in the second half from the field and 58.3 percent (14-of-24) from beyond the arc. The Blue only forced four turnovers and never had control of the second half.

PJ Dozier led the Blue with 19 points and seven rebounds on 8-of-14 shooting.

Daniel Hamilton finished with 14 points on 5-of-13 shooting, including 2-of-7 from beyond three-point range. He was a game worst negative-24.

Amile Jefferson, the former Duke Blue Devil, had a 20-point, 18-rebound game. Anthony Brown scored 35 points on 11-of-19 shooting to lead all in scoring.

The Blue only shot 32.4 percent from the the three-point line, going 12-of-37, and never really found themselves at the free throw line. Oklahoma City only took 13 attempts, making 10.

The Blue travel to Southaven, Misssissppi to play the Memphis Hustle, the G-League affiliate of the Memphis Grizzlies at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 4.

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