Des Moines, Iowa – Troy Williams’ 32-point performance tied a season-high but the Iowa Energy (7-24) dropped their third straight contest losing 116-106 to the Oklahoma City Blue (23-10) Tuesday at Wells Fargo Arena.
Williams shot an impressive 12-15 from the field, including 5-of-7 from deep. The Indiana University alum did most of his damage in the second half, scoring 28 in the latter part of the game.
As a team, the Energy shot 47.8 percent from the field.
Iowa held their largest and last lead of the game (3) at the 10:25 mark in the first quarter, closing the quarter down 29-27.
Oklahoma City would outscore Iowa 60-47 in the following two periods, taking an 89-74 lead into the fourth. A 16-2 run in the final five minutes would make the 116-106 final score closer in appearance than actuality.
In his first game on assignment from the Memphis Grizzlies, Deyonta Davis posted 14 points, nine rebounds and four blocks while shooting 7-of-10 from the floor.
Wade Baldwin IV distributed a game-high 12 assists to go along with nine points and six rebounds. JaKarr Sampson and Jarell Martin each finished with 11 points.
Dakari Johnson led the Blue with a double-double of 24 points and 10 rebounds. As a team, Oklahoma City shot a blistering 51.6 percent (16-31) from deep.
Attendance for the Energy’s eighth Education Celebration game was announced at 6,835.
The Iowa Energy and Oklahoma City Blue will play their second of a two-game series Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. at Wells Fargo Arena.
To purchase tickets, visit IowaNBA.com, call 515-564-8550 or visit the Wells Fargo Arena ticket office.