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Austin Spurs fade late as they fall to Los Angeles


There were 20 ties and 18 lead changes as the Los Angeles D-Fenders defeated the Austin Spurs 130-119 in an NBA Development League game at the H-E-B Center at Cedar park Thursday night.

Both teams had six players score in double digits in the high-scoring, back-and-forth contest.

Josh Magette led the D-Fenders (24-6) with 26 points and connected on 6-of-11 3-pointers. The teams combined to knock down 26 shots from beyond the arc. Los Angeles was 13-of-28 while the Spurs hit 13 of their 25 attempts.

Two other D-Fenders scored at least 20 points as David Nwaba contributed 23 and Vander Blue added 20.

Jeff Ayres had the lone double-double in the game, scoring 19 points to go with 12 rebounds.

Hollis Thompson led Austin (13-17) with 26 points while Patricio Garino and Charles Garcia each added 18.

Cory Jefferson was one rebound short of a double-double as he scored 14 points and pulled down nine rebounds.

Ryan Arcidiacono scored 14 points for the Spurs and went 4-for-4 from 3-point range. Jeff Ledbetter was also effective from outside, hitting three 3-pointers on his way to 17 points and three steals for Austin.

It was the second loss by the Spurs in as many games to the D-Fenders, who defeated Austin 132-104 on Sunday.

Los Angeles led 105-104 entering the final period and utilized a 9-0 run to take control of the game.

The Spurs travel to Hidalgo next to face the Rio Grande Valley Vipers at 7 p.m. on Friday.



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