Austin Spurs blow out Skyforce following All-Star break


Bryn Forbes scored a career-high 36 points and six Spurs scored in double figures as Austin defeated the Sioux Falls Skyforce 122-105 at the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park on Thursday night.

Forbes was 13 of 17 from the field, including 6 of 8 from 3-point range to lead Austin in the win. He scored 27 of his points in the first half as the Spurs led by as many as 20 before the break.

The lead grew to as many as 25 in the second half as the Spurs led wire-to-wire to improve to 16-19.

Patricio Garino scored 18 points while Charles Garcia added 15. Cory Jefferson, who was an NBA D-League All-Star, notched his 13th double-double of the season, scoring 15 points to go with 10 rebounds.

The Spurs jumped out to a 22-6 lead to open the game and never looked back.

The Skyforce (23-14) made a run in the second half but were only able to cut the lead to 12.

The Spurs shot 55 percent on the night, including 48 percent from beyond the arc. The Skyforce shot just 41 percent overall and connected on only five out of 25 3-pointers.

Jeff Ledbetter scored 13 and assisted on six baskets while Livio Jean-Charles added 12 points to round out the double-digit scorers for Austin.

Sioux Falls was led by Patrick Miller’s 22 points. Bubu Palo added 18 for the Skyforce.

Austin outrebounded the Skyforce 54-41.

Austin’s six-game homestand continues on Friday as they host Northern Arizona at the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park at 7:30 p.m.



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