The Colorado 14ers advanced to the D-League finals by beating the Austin Toros, 114-111, Saturday night at the Broomfield Event Center in Broomfield, Colo.
The 14ers (36-16) trailed the Toros (33-19) by 11 points, 98-87, with nine minutes and 11 seconds left. This came after Colorado coach Bob MacKinnon was called for a technical foul.
From that point, the 14ers went on a 20-7 run to take a 107-105 lead with four minutes and 46 seconds left in the game.
Down three with 10 seconds left, Marcus Williams and Stanley Burrell each missed 3-pointers that would have tied the game.
Denver Nuggets rookie Sonny Weems lead the 14ers with 27 points while Eddie Gill added 23. Malik Hairston and Williams paced the Toros with 37 and 33 points, respectively. Both players played the entire game.
The 14ers will face the winner of Monday’s Utah-Dakota game in the D-League finals, which is best-of-3 series.