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Elijah Millsap Propels Tulsa 66ers Past Texas Legends In First Round Of D-League Playoffs

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The Tulsa 66ers defeated the Texas Legends on Friday night to sweep the three-game series after jumping out to an 18-point lead to end the third quarter on the way to a final score of 104-89. 

Tulsa was led by an impressive performance by Elijah Millsap, a rookie wing and brother Utah Jazz power forward Paul Millsap, with 27 points and five rebounds. Not exactly known for his three-point shooting, Millsap hit 4-of-5 from beyond the arc.

Other standouts for Tulsa included Oklahoma City Thunder assignee Cole Aldrich as he scored 17 points, grabbed 18 rebounds and blocked four shots while Jerome Dyson showed that he's becoming pretty comfortable with his new point guard position by scoring 14 points and adding 13 assists.

"Our team should be excited because Texas is a really good team," 66ers head coach Nate Tibbetts said. "We feel good about the win, but we know there is more work to be done. Our guys have come with a workman's-type attitude all year and we have to continue with that."

As far as the Legends are concerned, they continued to struggle to find good shots with point guard Antonio Daniels now in the NBA. It didn't help that Rashad McCants was banished to the bench with a bum ankle, either, as Texas made just 32-of-87 from the field.

Sean Williams was most impressive for the Legends with 13 points and 14 rebounds while Joe Alexander struggled (9-of-28 from the field) on his way to 22 points and 10 rebounds. Booker Woodfox came off the bench to score 19 points while hitting all three of his attempts from beyond the arc.