Austin Spurs take a narrow win over Texas Legends


Jeff Ledbetter nailed a 3-pointer with 20.7 seconds left in regulation to help lift the Austin Spurs to a 117-114 win over the Texas Legends in Frisco on Saturday night.

Charles Garcia and Orlando Johnson each scored 21 points to lead six Spurs that scored in double digits.

Garcia was 8 for 10, including a layup with 1:26 left to play that gave Austin the lead for good. Hollis Thompson scored 18.

Daniel Nwaelele scored 13 while Ledbetter added 20 to round out the double-digit scorers. Nwaelele was 3 for 6 from 3-point range.

Austin trailed by three after the first period, but took the lead at halftime by outscoring the Legends by seven in the second quarter.

Texas was led by Manny Harris who scored 27 points to go with eight rebounds.

Pierre Jackson notched a double-double as he scored 25 and added 10 assists for the Legends.

Jameel Warney contributed a double-double as he scored 12 points to go with his 10 rebounds.

Both teams shot better than 50 percent. Texas made 43 out of 85 shots while the Spurs hit 40 of 74 attempts.

The Legends were 12 of 27 from 3-point range. Ben Gordon was 4 for 7 from the arc while Jackson was 3 for 6. Gordon finished with 16 points.

The Spurs also hit 12 3-pointers but shot 40 percent from 3-point range.

Austin, already elminated from the NBA D-League playoffs, improved to 23-24.

The Spurs next host Oklahoma City Sunday at 5 p.m. at the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park.



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