OKLAHOMA CITY, Feb. 4, 2017 – The Oklahoma City Blue (22-10) defeated the Los Angeles D-Fenders (24-7), 106-86 on Saturday night.
The Blue led 54-48 at halftime. After Los Angeles’ Vander Blue scored five straight points to open the third and cut the Blue’s lead to one, the Blue responded with a 20-8 run to put the game away.
“I am really happy with our response,” Head Coach Mark Daigneault said. “Back-to-backs are tough, but I thought our players did a really good job of applying some of the things we didn’t do great last night into tonight’s game.”
Josh Huestis, on assignment from the Thunder, scored seven points in the third and finished with 19 points, eight rebounds and three assists.
The win puts Oklahoma City’s home win streak at nine games and a total of 11 wins at home, tied for third most in the D-League this season.
The Blue opened the game strong, scoring the first nine points. After the first quarter, OKC led 30-24, behind 10 points from Dakari Johnson.
Johnson tallied his 10th double-double of the season, with 26 points and 13 rebounds. He was one of five players in double figures for the Blue, including 10 points from Dez Wells off the bench.
“I am just trying to be aggressive,” Johnson said. “Our team plays well off of each other so as long as I attack, things are going to open up for other people”
Oklahoma City heads on the road to face the Iowa Energy on Tuesday, February 7 at 10:30 a.m. in the Wells Fargo Arena.