The Oklahoma City Blue fell to the Sioux Falls Skyforce, 99-84, in a Christmas Day matchup at the Sanford Pentagon. Oklahoma City Thunder forward Mitch McGary tallied 10 points, nine rebounds and two blocks.
Six Blue players scored in double digits, led by JP Tokoto’s 13 points and 10 rebounds. Dez Wells posted 13 points and with eight boards and Dakari Johnson scored 12 points alongside nine rebounds. Marquis Teague notched 11 points and five assists while Mustapha Farrakhan added 10 points off the bench.
Oklahoma City was ahead 47-46 before the Skyforce used a 19-3 run in the third quarter to finish the period up 76-59. The Blue pulled to within eight midway through the fourth but Sioux Falls held off OKC to claim the win.
The Blue (2-13) pulled down 53 rebounds, including 20 on the offensive end. Five Oklahoma City players grabbed eight or more boards.
Sioux Falls (10-3) was led by Keith Benson with 21 points and 11 rebounds on 10-of-15 shooting.