Austin Spurs bounce back to win Friday


The Austin Spurs bounced back to win Friday night after taking a loss Thursday as they defeated the Rio Grande Valley Vipers 108-103 at State Farm Arena in Hidalgo.

Two Spurs, Bryn Forbes and Dejounte Murray, on assignment from San Antonio as of Friday morning led Austin to the win.

Forbes scored 20 points to lead Austin (14-17) as seven Spurs scored in double figures to take the win. Forbes added seven rebounds and two steals.

Murray nearly flirted with a triple-double as he scored 19 points, grabbed seven rebounds and assisted on eight baskets.

Forbes is averaging 23.3 points per game in 11 appearances at the D-League level. Murray has played in 13 games for Austin and is averaging 17.7 points, 7.8 rebounds, 6.4 assists and 2.1 steals.

Charles Garcia added 16 points and five rebounds while Cory Jefferson chipped in 13 points and seven boards.

Jeff Ledbetter had 11 points and was 3-for-3 from 3-point range while Hollis Thompson and Livio Jean-Charles each scored 10 to round out the Spurs’ double digit scorers.

Darius Morris led all scorers with 24 points while Chinanu Onuaku and Gary Payton II each recorded double-doubles for the Vipers (18-14). Onuaku had 14 points and 11 rebounds while Payton II notched 14 points and 10 boards.

Austin took a 97-94 lead with 3:51 left in the game and made seven of eight free throws down the stretch to seal the win.

The Spurs return to action Thursday for an early game against the Texas Legends at the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park.



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