It’s been a while since we last saw Jeremy Lamb put on a 66ers jersey (12 days to be exact), but it sure was worth the wait.
In his first game back since being recalled briefly by the Thunder, Lamb had his best all-around game as a pro, scoring 30 points (12-18 FG, 5-6 3PT), grabbing nine boards and dishing out a career-best eight assists. He also had two blocks and one steal.
Even though the Energy are tied with the Stampede for the worst record in the D-League, this game was no walkover. The 66ers got off to a great start and were leading 53-39 at the half thanks to Lamb’s 15 points, but then, Lamb went cold and the Energy took advantage of that by scoring 40 points in the third quarter, giving them a four point lead heading into the final frame. Luckily Lamb found his stroke again, as he poured in 12 points during the remaining eight minutes and the 66ers were able to close the game out with a 111-106 victory.
The Energy did all they could to stop Lamb, but on this night, they had no chance. He was just doing everything. He was grabbing boards and pushing it in transition. He was knocking down pull up three’s and mid-range fadeaways. He was taking his man off the dribble and finding wide open three point shooters in the corner (which is cash money when your name happens to be Andy Rautins or Rasual Butler). All in all, it was another impressive performance from the young Thunder rookie and just further proof that he possesses all the skills required to be a great NBA player. Hopefully the Thunder will find a way to put that into good use someday soon.
Welcome back Lamb
Lamb is now averaging 22.2 points, 5.7 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game for the Tulsa 66ers.