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Bighorns end regular season with eighth straight win

RENO – With both teams already having secured a spot in the NBA D-League playoffs, the Reno Bighorns recorded their franchise-record seventh straight win 105-88 over the Tulsa 66ers in the regular-season finale Sunday afternoon in the Reno Events Center.

With the victory, the Bighorns conclude the regular season with a 28-22 record and the first postseason berth in franchise history. Reno will take on the Rio Grande Valley Vipers in round one of the playoffs, a best-of-three series. Game one will be played in the Reno Events Center, and then the series shifts to the State Farm Arena in McAllen, Texas, for game two and, if necessary, game three.

On Sunday afternoon, a big first quarter put Reno in control from the early going. Tulsa battled back in the second quarter, but the Bighorns took an eight-point lead into intermission. Reno ran away in the fourth quarter, outscoring Tulsa 34-18 to cruise to the victory.

Desmon Farmer knocked down three three-pointers on his way to a game-high 19 points for Reno. Cezary Trybanski recorded a double-double with 17 points and 11 boards, and Yaroslav Korolev kicked in a double-double of his own with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Reno shot 54.8 percent from the field.

Marcus Lewis came off the bench to lead six 66ers in double figures with 14 points. Latavious Williams finished with 12 points and 12 points for Tulsa.


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