The Mad Ants used a balanced scoring attack to defeat the Tulsa 66ers, 121-115 Thursday at the NBA D-League Showcase in Reno, Nev.
It was Fort Wayne’s sixth straight victory and improved its record to 9-10.
The Mad Ants had seven players in double-figures, headlined by Anthony Richardson with 28 points. including 22 of which were scored in the second-half.
Luke Harangody notched his second double-double of the Showcase, with 18 points and 10 rebounds.
Fort Wayne was sparked by a 25-4 run that put it ahead 58-55 at halftime, followed by a 20-4 run out of the gate in the third quarter. Tulsa responded to the Fort Wayne runs with bursts of its own, including of 20-7 run before the half.
With 4:10 remaining, the 66ers found themselves trailing again, this time by 14. Oklahoma City Thunder assignee, Jeremy Lamb led a final charge scoring 8 points in the final 1:20 but it wasn’t enough.
Lamb paced Tulsa with a game-high 33 points on 11-for-19 shooting. In two games in Reno during the Showcase, he tallied 51 points on 18-of-35 shooting, to go along with 13 rebounds and 10 assists.
Fort Wayne heads to Erie to play the BayHawks on Saturday.