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Austin Spurs win matinee matchup with Texas Legends


The Austin Spurs rallied from down 28 points to defeat the Texas Legends 115-109 in a matinee contest in front of 5,425 fans at the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park on Thursday.

Patricio Garino scored 26 points and blocked two shots to lead the Spurs. Bryn Forbes scored 22 points and hit 4 of 9 3-pointers.

Hollis Thompson and Cory Jefferson each had a double-double for the Spurs. Thompson scored 19 points to go with 10 rebounds while Jefferson notched 18 points and 14 rebounds for his 12th double-double of the year. Jefferson was selected to play in the NBA D-League All-Star game earlier this week.

The Legends (14-17) were led by 20-point performances by Andre Dawkins and Manny Harris. Dawkins led the Legends with 26 while Harris had 21.

Jameel Warney added a double-double for Texas as he scored 12 points and pulled down 13 rebounds.

The Spurs (15-17) outscored the Legends 42-25 in the third quarter to pull to within just two points after trailing 63-35 late in the first half. Forbes had 15 points in the quarter as the Spurs shot 76 percent to narrow the lead.

Austin started the third quarter with a 5-0 run and then proceeded to have runs of 9-0 and 6-0 before the end of the frame.

The Spurs shot 51 percent to the Legends’ 46 percent from the field. Austin had 20 fewer shots than Texas but made up a lot of ground at the free-throw line, converting 28 of 34 from the line overall.

The Spurs took their first lead on a layup by Garino with just over nine minutes remaining in the final period. There were five lead changes and four ties in the final period before a 9-0 run sealed the win for the Spurs.

Austin next turns its attention to a two-game road trip out west to face Santa Cruz and Los Angeles. Saturday’s game against the Warriors is at 9 p.m. They face the D-Fenders Sunday at 7 p.m.



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