Austin Spurs make it four wins in a row Friday night


Charles Garcia scored 23 points off the bench and the Austin Spurs made it four wins in a row as they defeated the Texas Legends 113-97 in Frisco on Friday night.

Garcia led all scorers and Cory Jefferson notched a double-double as he scored 13 points to go with 11 rebounds in the win.

Hollis Thompson, who came to the Spurs in a trade with Windy City for Jarell Eddie on Wednesday, scored 19 points and pulled down five rebounds off the bench. He was also 3-for-6 from 3-point range.

Livio Jean-Charles scored 12 points and added five rebounds for Austin. Jeff Ledbetter and Daniel Nwaelele rounded out the double digit scorers. Ledbetter had 13 points on 4-for-7 shooting while Nwaelele added 10 points. Ledbetter was also 3-for-5 from beyond the arc. The Spurs made 10 3-pointers on the night.

Austin (13-15) led 39-31 after the first period, building the lead up to 13 at one point in the period. They controlled the game and eventually built their lead up to 22 in the fourth quarter.

The Legends (12-14) were led by AJ Hammons who scored 19 points while Nicolas Brussino chipped in 16. C.J. Williams and Ben Gordon each added 14 for the Legends.

Austin shot 51 percent while Texas wasn’t far behind at 44 percent. The Spurs made two more 3-pointers than the Legends and had ten more free throw attempts.

The win lifted the Spurs to fourth in the Southwest Division of the Western Conference.



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