Five games on tap, but I only watched the Tulsa 66ers @ Colorado 14er's matchup - can always count on a good feed (when available), great commentary (Chad Andrus does a great job) and a high scoring affair from the home team. Starting out last night, however, the 14er's got off to a rough start. Observe:
It was painful by this point - the home team down 19-3 to a team that that was 9-30 on the season. I did a couple NCAA brackets, listening to Chad in the background, when Boom! Colorado hit a shot, then another, and the game was 58-56 Colorado at halftime. Colorado went on to win, 116-103.
Stat of the game: Colorado made 16-of-31 from beyond the arc; Tulsa made 3-of-15.
Colorado was led by Eddie Gill. Since my post about him will be up by the time you finish reading this, you should be good to go. Gill finished the night with 22 points, 11 assists, and and seven shot attempts from the field. Impressive.
Other notables for Colorado? My favorite player getting no love, Josh Davis. Davis hit 4-for-7 from beyond the arc to finish with 19 points, grabbed 11 boards, dished six assists, and had four steals. WHAT'S NOT TO LOVE!? John Lucas provided a spark off the bench that only he can provide in the D-League, scoring 17 points, 5-of-7 beyond the arc, four before halftime. Trey Gilder had 18 points and 11 boards as well.
Tulsa was led by Gary Forbes. Since I just talked about Forbes the other day (somewhere in here), we're going to focus on DJ White. White is a stud. After just being cleared to practice two days before, he played 32 minutes off the bench to contribute the only double-double for his team. He had 15 points (6-14 from the field), 10 boards, and a block. He did pick up five fouls and turn the ball over five times, but one was a sloppy pass to him that he lost out of bounds, one was an offensive foul, and three were passes he tried to make, but couldn't. I could tell he was rusty, but played with a great motor. Overall, I was impressed.
Other notables for Tulsa include the aforementioned Forbes, who scored 21 points and dished six assists and Derrick Dial, who scored 17 points, but at least half were after they didn't matter. Shaun Livingston struggled, scoring just six points and dishing eight assitss, but turned the ball over four times. I'm assuming Herbert Hill was hurt, but have no confirmation on that.
Unfortunately, I'm going to be busy working on my brackets tonight to win millions and millions of bragging rights, so you're going to have to either check the comments here (among the highlights: Kyrylo Fesenko acted like a 12 year-old by flipping off the official for a technical; Austin is now starting three players that can handle the rock) or check the boxscores here.