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The third time was the charm for the Salt Lake City Stars as they defeated the Austin Spurs 102-97 at the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park on Saturday night.

After dropping their first two contests with the Spurs this season, the Stars came away victorious for the first time.

The loss makes two in a row for the Spurs.

Tony Bradley led the charge for Salt Lake City, scoring 28 points while pulling down 12 rebounds.

Jermaine Taylor scored 24 points while Naz Mitrou-Long added 16 for the Stars.

Nate Wolters was an assist shy of a double-double as he scored 12 points.

Olivier Hanlan led the Spurs with 28 points on 9-of-14 shooting. Darrun Hilliard scored 19 while Jaron Blossomgame was the only other Spur who scored in double digits with 12.

The Spurs shot 45 percent while the Stars connected on 47 percent of their shots.

The Stars went 10-of-22 from 3-point range for 45 percent. Taylor led the way from deep, hitting four of his six shots from downtown.

Salt Lake City led from start to finish, taking a 31-20 advantage after the first period.

Austin nearly made a comeback in the fourth, outscoring the Stars 34-22 in the period, but it wasn’t enough.

The Spurs next hit the road to take on Iowa in Des Moines on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

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