Bighorns squander big fourth-quarter lead
TULSA, Okla. – The Reno Bighorns led by 15 points entering the fourth quarter, but Tulsa roared back to force overtime and went on to defeat Reno 112-107 on Thursday night in the Tulsa Convention Center.
With Reno holding a two-point lead late in the fourth, Tulsa’s Jerome Dyson hit a pair of clutch free throws to tie the game at 107. Jeremy Lin had a chance for a game-winning basket, but the shot rimmed out and the game went into overtime.
Reno’s offense went cold in overtime, as the ‘Horns shot 0-5 from the field. Tulsa outscored Reno 5-0 in the extra frame to escape with the victory and snap Reno’s four-game winning streak.
Reno’ss Patrick Ewing, Jr. finished with his eighth double-double of the season, scoring 20 points and grabbing a team-high 13 boards. Anthony Richardson added 20 points as well, while Lin finished with 15 points, six rebounds and five assists.
Tulsa was paced by Elijah Millsap, who poured in a game-high 23 points. Cole Aldrich chipped in with eight points and 13 rebounds for the 66ers, who stretched their winning streak to 11 games.
Reno continues its road trip Saturday night in Des Moines as it squares off against the Iowa Energy. Tip-off is set for 5 p.m., and the game can be seen live on NBA Futurecast at nba.com/dleague.
The Bighorns return home on Jan. 28, against the Bakersfield Jam. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.