Austin Spurs win third in a row


The Austin Spurs defeated the Northern Arizona Suns 123-96 at the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park for their third straight win on Thursday night.

It was the second win in a row over the Suns (12-13), who the Spurs defeated 106-101 at the NBA Development League Showcase in Canada last week. The Spurs won both of their games at the showcase.

Seven Spurs scored in double digits as Austin dominated the game. Charles Garcia led the team with 23 points while Patricio Garino added 21.

Austin (12-15) scored at least 30 points in each of the first three quarters and entered the final period with a 23-point lead. They had trailed by as many as nine points in the first quarter. Their lead grew to 31 points at one point in the fourth quarter.

Cory Jefferson had a double-double, scoring 11 points to go with 10 rebounds.

Demetri McCamey scored 15 points while Ryan Arcidiacono chipped in 13 as the Spurs shot 61 percent on the night. The Suns only connected on 36 percent of their shots.

The Spurs were hot from the outside as they hit on 61 percent of their 3-pointers. Jeff Ledbetter led the Spurs as he connected on four of his eight attempts from long range.

Ledbetter tied with McCamey for the team lead in assists with four. Ledbetter finished with 12 points.

Askia Booker led all scorers with 25 points while his Suns teammate Elijah Millsap accounted for 21.

Livio Jean-Charles rounded out the double-digit scorers for Austin with 11.

The Spurs will take on the Texas Legends Friday at 7:30 p.m. in Frisco.



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