Austin Spurs outplay Long Island Nets on the road


Six members of the Austin Spurs scored in double digits as they defeated the Long Island Nets 113-94 in Uniondale, New York on Tuesday night.

Darrun Hilliard led all scorers with 23 points while Derrick White added 22. Livio Jean-Charles and Amida Brimah each contributed a double-double in the win. Jean-Charles scored 16 points to go with 11 rebounds while Brimah added 11 points and 10 boards. Brimah also had three blocks and two steals.

Olivier Hanlan scored 13 and Jaron Blossomgame chipped in 11. Both had eight rebounds in the contest. Hanlan was 3-for-6 from 3-point range as the Spurs knocked down eight from deep.

Milton Doyle led the Nets with 22 points while Tahjere McCall notched a double-double, scoring 11 points and pulling down 10 rebounds for Long Island.

The Spurs led by 10 after the first quarter and shot 44 percent for the game. They took ten more shots than Long Island, which connected on 40 percent of their shots.

After the Nets cut the lead to five entering the fourth quarter, the Spurs outscored the Nets by 14 the rest of the way.

The win for the Spurs made it six out of their last eight contests. They’ll try to start a winning streak as they travel to Portland, Me. to take on the Maine Red Claws on Friday at 6 p.m.



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