OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma City Blue (8-15) defeated the Raptors 905 (9-12), 120-97 on Friday night.
Oklahoma City took control of the game after a 45-point second quarter to lead 70-54 at halftime. This tied the third-best quarter in franchise history. The Blue shot 81.8 percent from beyond the arc during the second frame, including 5-for-5 three-point shooting from Markel Brown.
“I think we got contributions from a lot of people,” Head Coach Grant Gibbs said. “We want to play with pace and play fast, attack the rim, and play from there. There were some stretches of the game where I thought we got tired and lackadaisical with our execution, but overall there was a lot of guys attacking and passing, and 34 assists was good to see.”
Oklahoma City maintained a double-digit lead for the entire second half to secure the win at home. Seven Blue players scored in double figures as the Blue bench outscored Raptors reserves 62-18.
Brown led the team from the bench with a game-high 24 points on 7-of-9 shooting from three-point range. Abdul Gaddy posted a double-double with 11 points and 11 assists while Devon Hall fell one board shy of his own with 13 points and nine rebounds.
Assignment player Justin Patton contributed 15 points on 7-for-9 shooting, six rebounds, four assists and four blocks. Fellow assignment player Deonte Burton added eight points, three rebounds and four assists.
The Raptors were led by Devin Robinson who tallied 25 points on 11-of-18 shooting and six rebounds. Oshae Brissett and Tyler Ennis added 20 and 17, respectively.
Oklahoma City returns to action tomorrow, taking on the Northern Arizona Suns at 7 p.m. in the Cox Convention Center.