66ers Clinch First Round D-League Series

The Tulsa 66'ers are heading to the second round of the NBA-Development League playoffs with a 2-0 series sweep of the Texas Legends.

Center Cole Aldrich tallied 17 points, four blocked shots and a season-high 18 rebounds, Elijah Millsap poured in a game-high 27 points and Jerome Dyson dished out a 66ers season-high 13 assists to lead the Tulsa 66ers to a 104-89 home court victory. Dyson also recorded 14 points to earn his first double-double of the season.{} Millsap's point total marked the 12th time this season the rookie has surpassed the 20-point mark.

{}Also scoring in double figures for the 66ers was Ryan Reid with 11 and Garrett Williamson with 10.{} Williamson also added four blocked shots in the contest.

{}Defensively, Tulsa turned in another dominant performance by holding the Legends to 32-87 (.368) shooting from the floor.{} It marked the 24th time this season Tulsa has held its opponent to under 50 percent shooting.{} The 66ers also totaled seven steals, led by Dyson with three thefts.

{}"As long as we continue to guard like we're guarding, we are going to give ourselves a chance every night," Tibbetts said.{} "You have to give credit to our guys. They really competed and I thought they set the tone in that first quarter. We were really flying around and brought a lot of energy."

{}Tulsa, who led by as many as 26 in the game, tallied 28 assists as a team and shot 39-75 (.520) from the floor, including 8-16 (.500) from beyond the arc, to improve its record to 18-2 this season when shooting better than 50 percent.

{}"Dyson is doing a great job at the point guard position," Tibbetts said.{} "For him to have 13 assists tonight and only record four turnovers, he made a lot of good reads. Guys feel a part of the game when we share the basketball."

{}Tulsa advances to the second round and will face the winner of the top-seeded Iowa Energy and seventh-seeded Utah Flash series, with dates and times to be announced at a later date.

"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."