The Oklahoma City Blue (28-13) couldn’t complete a fourth-quarter comeback, falling to the Iowa Energy (11-28), 105-95, on Friday night.
The Blue trailed for most of the game, but two free throws from Myke Henry cut the Energy lead to 103-95 with 1:31 left in the fourth. However, Oklahoma City couldn’t convert on any of its three-point attempts in the closing seconds and Iowa walked away with the win.
Dez Wells led Oklahoma City with 17 points, four rebounds and two steals in 26 minutes off the bench.
In the first quarter, Oklahoma City fell behind 21-6, but closed the period on an 11-8 run and trailed 29-17 going into the second quarter.
Josh Huestis, on assignment from the Thunder, along with Wells, led the team with five points apiece in the opening period. Huestis finished with eight points, four rebounds and two steals.
“I thought we dug ourselves a hole in the first half,” Head Coach Mark Daigneault said. “They played better tonight and we need to learn from it and come back ready to play.”