The 66ers had a fairly nice week, going 2-1 with two wins over Rio Grande Valley. They also made a roster move, trading for leaper Deron Washington, in a deal that sent Keith Clark to the L.A. Defenders.
Sunday: Tulsa lost in Maine against the Red Claws, 87-82. The 66ers were outscored 26-12 in the third and 21-13 in the fourth (47-25 for the half) after leading 57-40 at the half. Mustafa Shakur had 21 points and seven assists, Byron Mullens 19 points and six rebounds and three blocks and Larry Owens added 16.
Friday: Four players combined for 83 of Tulsa’s 108 points as the Sixers rolled Rio Grande Valley 108-90 at home. Moses Ehambe had 18, Shakur 16 points and eight assists, Cecil Brown 22 and Owens 27. In his first game, Deron Washington scored just one point in 18 minutes of run. Latavious Williams led Tulsa on the boards pulling down eight. Byron Mullens did not play as he was rehabbing a minor ankle injury.
Saturday: The 66ers improved to 6-5 with a sweep of the Vipers, who came in at 6-1 before taking on the Sixers. This one went to overtime, as Tulsa clawed back from an 11-point fourth quarter deficit, outscoring the Vipers 22-11 in the final frame to force OT. Shakur had 13 points, six assists, Larry Owens 19, Washington 11, DeVon Hardin (who was released and then re-signed) had seven points and 10 boards. Latavious Williams scored six and had seven rebounds. Mullens did not play.