Austin Spurs hold off Nets at home


Bryn Forbes, on assignment from the San Antonio Spurs, scored 21 points as the Austin Spurs defeated the Long Island Nets 95-87 at the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park on Friday night.

Cory Jefferson scored 19 points and pulled down 16 rebounds for his 16th double-double of the season. Charles Garcia also had a double-double, finishing the game with 13 points and 11 rebounds.

Cliff Alexander scored 23 points and grabbed 16 rebounds for Long Island. Burrell and Boris Diallo each scored 13 points in the effort.

Livio Jean-Charles scored 13 points while Orlando Johnson added 11 for Austin.

Austin (18-20) shot 47 percent while Long Island struggled at 37 percent overall. The Nets (14-25) only made half of their free throws on the night.

The Spurs began the game with an 11-0 run and led by as many as 16 points in the first period.

A run early in the second quarter sparked a comeback for the Nets. They eventually tied the game at 39 when Trahson Burrell hit a 3-pointer midway through the second period.

Another run highlighted the beginning of the third quarter. The Spurs went on a 15-4 run to take a 15 point lead early in the period.

Austin went up by 20 points late in the third period and held off the Nets the rest of the way.

The Spurs next take on the Salt Lake City Stars on Sunday at 3 p.m. at the H-E-B Center. On Thursday the Spurs will host a game at the AT&T Center in San Antonio. They’ll face Delaware at 7 p.m.



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