Austin Spurs tripped up by Texas Legends


The Austin Spurs saw their three-game winning streak come to an end as they fell to the Texas Legends 111-102 at the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park on Friday night.

Two members of the Legends (5-5) scored more than 20 points to lead Texas to the win. Johnathan Motley scored 28 while Jameel Warney recorded a double-double with 24 points and 11 rebounds.

Brandon Ashley added 18 points and 13 rebounds for the Legends.

Darrun Hilliard scored 22 points to lead Austin (8-4) but only three other Spurs scored in double figures.

Rookie Jaron Blossomgame scored 19 points while Olivier Hanlan added 17.

Livio Jean-Charles was a rebound shy of notching a double-double for Austin as he scored 15 points.

The Legends connected on 49 percent of their shots while Austin hit on 46 percent. Neither team shot well from outside, but the Spurs went just 5-of-25 from 3-point range. Hanlan was 0-for-6 from beyond the arc.

Texas dominated on the inside and on fast-break points. The Legends outscored Austin 66-50 on points in the paint and held a 21-4 advantage on fast-break points.

After trailing by eight at halftime the Spurs were unable to gain the lead in the second half. They trailed by as many as 15.

The Spurs will try to get back on the winning track as they host the Salt Lake City Stars on Saturday at 7 p.m.



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