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Blue Holds on to Win Ninth Straight

January 28, 2015 - NBA G League (G League) - Oklahoma City Blue News Release

WALKER, Mich., Jan. 28, 2015 - The Oklahoma City Blue overcame a double-digit deficit to earn a 100-90 road win over the Grand Rapids Drive on Wednesday.

Semaj Christon led the Blue with a game-high 29 points, including 22 in the second half, adding five rebounds and three assists. Fellow guard Marquis Teague tallied 18 points, seven boards, three assists and a pair of steals.

Talib Zanna scored 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds and Josh Huestis totaled eight points and eight rebounds. Dane Miller added 10 points and seven rebounds off the bench.

The Drive jumped out to a 20-10 lead in the first quarter and maintained a 47-42 advantage at halftime. Oklahoma City used a 15-5 run to turn a five point deficit into a 69-64 lead with just over two minutes remaining in the third quarter. The Blue outscored the Drive 5-0 in the final 90 seconds of the third to take a 74-67 lead into the fourth. Richard Solomon grabbed seven rebounds in five minutes in the frame as the Blue totaled 17 third-quarter boards.

Oklahoma City built a 13 point lead in the fourth quarter but the Drive put up a 10-0 run to make it 91-89 with 2:53 to play. The Blue scored nine straight points before Grand Rapids scored again with a free throw at the 17-second mark. Oklahoma City held the Drive to 0-of-4 shooting in the final two minutes to clinch its ninth consecutive win.

The Blue (17-10) outrebounded the Drive 54-48 and held Grand Rapids to 35.9 percent shooting.

Grand Rapids (13-13) was led by Adonis Thomas with 26 points.

Oklahoma City, who has won 13 of its last 15 games, is back in action Thursday night at the COX Convention Center when it hosts the Erie BayHawks. Ticket information for the 7 p.m. contest can be found at OklahomaCityBlue.com.


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