D.J. Wilson’s 20-point, 10-rebound double-double led the Blue over the Cruise to advance to Wednesday’s AT&T Winter Showcase Final.
Both teams fought back and forth in this one, as the Cruise held a 97-94 lead with just over a minute left in the game. But Zavier Simpson and Scotty Hopson would score back-to-back buckets for Oklahoma City to take a 98-97 lead. Simpson hit a free throw with just over five seconds left to eventually seal the deal.
Cheick Diallo put up a game-high 27 points and 17 rebounds for Motor City. Both Derrick Walton Jr. and Jamarko Pickett recorded double-doubles for the Blue, who will face the winner of No. 1 Delaware Blue Coats and No. 4 South Bay Lakers in the final on Wednesday, Dec. 22 at 5pm/ET on ESPNews.