Austin Spurs win second in a row for 10th victory


Five members of the Austin Spurs scored in double digits as they defeated the Rio Grande Valley Vipers 111-95 on Friday at the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park.

In the first NBA G League game ever streamed on Twitch, the social video service and community, the Spurs led from start to finish for their second win in a row.

The Spurs torched the Vipers from the field, converting on 44-of-76 shots for 58 percent. The Vipers hit on 47 percent of their shots.

Derrick White led the way with 18 points while Livio Jean-Charles added 17 and had seven rebounds. Rookie Jaron Blossomgame chipped in 16 points while pulling down seven rebounds and dishing out three assists.

Darrun Hilliard led the Spurs with five assists and scored 15 points. Hilliard was 3-for-3 from 3-point range.

Jeff Ledbetter also hit three 3-pointers and rounded out the double-digit scorers with 11 points. As a team, the Spurs were 11-for-24 in 3-point attempts for 46 percent.

Isaiah Hartenstein led the Vipers with 16 points while Briante Weber added 15.

Austin took a 30-20 lead after the first quarter and built the lead up to 14 by halftime.

The win improves the Spurs’ record to 10-7 while the Vipers move to 14-5.

Austin next hosts the Canton Charge on Sunday at 2 p.m.



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