Recap: Strong second half leads OKC Blue to 129-120 win over Sioux Falls Skyforce

The G League’s OKC Blue had a strong second half to pick up a 129-120 win over the Sioux Falls Skyforce on Tuesday. The home win improved the Blue’s record to 14-12 on the season.

It was a high-scoring first quarter as the Blue built a 38-32 lead. A 35-point second quarter by the Skyforce helped it trim its deficit as OKC entered halftime with a 68-67 lead.

The Blue outscored the Skyforce by 13 points thanks to a 35-point third frame. OKC entered the final frame with a 14-point lead and came away with the nine-point win.

The Blue shot 44% from the field and went 13-of-44 (29.5%) from 3. They dished out 32 assists on 43 baskets. Six Blue players scored double-digit points.

Meanwhile, the Skyforce shot 47% from the field and went 12-of-36 (33.3%) from 3. They dished out 30 assists on 44 baskets. All five Skyforce starters scored double-digit points.

Some notable individual performances from both sides:

  • Ousmane Dieng: 18 points on 7-of-19 shooting, 3-of-8 from 3, seven assists, seven rebounds

  • Keyontae Johnson: 24 points on 8-of-15 shooting, seven rebounds, three assists

  • KJ Williams: 17 points on 7-of-15 shooting, 1-of-5 from 3, 10 rebounds, four assists, two steals

  • Hunter Maldonado: 23 points on 6-of-9 shooting, 3-of-5 from 3, six rebounds, three assists

  • Jamal Cain: 39 points on 15-of-22 shooting, 2-of-5 from 3, 13 rebounds, six assists, two blocks

  • Olin Carter III: 23 points on 7-of-16 shooting, 6-of-14 from 3, two rebounds

  • Alondes Williams: 21 points on 8-of-18 shooting, 1-of-8 from 3, 16 assists, eight rebounds

  • Malik Williams: 15 points on 6-of-14 shooting, 11 rebounds, three assists

The full highlights from the Blue’s nine-point win over the Miami Heat’s G League affiliate can be watched below:

Story originally appeared on Thunder Wire