SIOUX FALLS, SD, Jan. 31, 2017 – The Oklahoma City Blue (21-9) came back from a double-digit second half deficit to beat the Sioux Falls Skyforce (20-10), 120-115, in overtime on Tuesday night.
Tonight marked the first overtime game of the season for the Blue. Dakari Johnson scored four straight points to open the overtime period and give Oklahoma City its first lead of the game.
Johnson and Daniel Hamilton led the way for the Blue in overtime with five points apiece. Johnson finished with 22 points and 10 rebounds, his ninth double-double of the season, while Hamilton added 16 points and six rebounds.
Oklahoma City trailed 105-99 with 2:45 left in the game. Reggie Williams hit a deep corner three with 1.9 left in the game to tie it up and send the game into overtime.
Williams turned in a game-high 35 points, along with four assists and three rebounds.
After the Blue fell behind 36-21 in the first quarter, Reggie Williams put up 12 points in the second quarter to bring the deficit down to 61-47 at halftime.
Oklahoma City went on a 15-2 run in the middle of the third quarter, punctuated by a dunk from Alex Caruso, to cut the Sioux Falls lead to 67-65 with 4:43 left in the period. The Skyforce responded with a run of its own and pushed its lead to 83-73 to go into the fourth quarter.
The Blue outscored the Skyforce 59-45 in the second half, as it went on to win its sixth consecutive game.
Oklahoma City goes to Texas next to face the Texas Legends on February 3 at 7 p.m. in the Dr. Pepper Arena.