Austin Spurs display hot shooting against Agua Caliente in win


The Austin Spurs dominated the Agua Caliente Clippers on the way to a 124-83 win on Wednesday night in Ontario, Calif.

Three Spurs scored at least 20 points in the lopsided win. Olivier Hanlan led all scorers with 25 points while Derrick White added 21 and Jeff Ledbetter chipped in 20.

Austin (18-12) shot 49 percent while the Clippers (14-16) only hit 33 percent of their shots. The Spurs were on fire from long range, hitting 14-of-32 3-pointers for 44 percent.

Hanlan was 4-for-6 from beyond the arc while Ledbetter connected on 4-of-9 triples. Julian Washburn hit 3-of-6 3-pointers and had 13 points to go with 10 rebounds for a double-double.

White, who was assigned by the San Antonio Spurs to Austin on Tuesday, made his 10th appearance with the G League squad Wednesday. The rookie had six rebounds and five assists.

Another rookie, Jaron Blossomgame added 15 points and five boards.

Austin took an 11-point lead after the first quarter and a three-point lead at the half.

A 40-point third quarter put the Spurs in cruise control for the rest of the game. The Clippers managed just 18 points in the period.

Agua Caliente was led by J.J. O’Brien who scored 20 points and pulled down eight rebounds.

Austin built on its lead in the final frame, eventually winning by 41.



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