After a big overtime victory on Tuesday night against the Memphis Hustle, the Austin Spurs will look to end a two-game homestand on the right foot against the Birmingham Squadron. The Spurs are on a 2 game-win streak. Birmingham is coming off a heartbreaking 131-128 loss at the hands of the Lakeland Magic. Austin will look to keep the momentum going as they have had a decent start to the season. However, Austin will be facing a team that is hungry for their first win of the season.
How to Watch Austin Spurs vs. Birmingham Squadron
When: November 17th, 2022
Time: 11:00 A.M. CST
Location: H-E-B Center, Cedar Park, Texas
How to watch: NBAGLeague.com
Austin Spurs Preview
Austin improved their season record to 3-2 with a big win in overtime vs. the Memphis Hustle on Tuesday night. The big star of the night was Alize Johnson. He tallied twenty-seven points off the bench. There was also plenty of support from different areas. Tommy Kuhse had 14 points and seven rebounds. Jordan Murphy was able to put up 11 points and 12 rebounds. Austin has really been able to replace Charles Bassey’s offensive input by combining many different players to produce the same if not better statistics.
Another key for Austin to continue the winning streak is better defensive performances. There were five players who had two steals each. With defense being a top priority in the Spurs organization, it is good to see that the G-League squad is becoming a more organized unit. With the amount of offense that the squad produces added to good defense, this will be a very good squad as the season progresses.
Even though Birmingham is winless, the Spurs cannot take the Squadron lightly. It will be a tough, physical matchup that may end up being a close matchup.
Birmingham Squadron Preview
Birmingham has gotten off to a rough start so far in this 2022-23 NBA G-League season. Including a 131-128 loss to Lakeland in their last game. Despite the great play of guards Javonte Smart and Dereon Seabron, Birmingham still fell short of victory. Both guards combined for 51 points in the loss, showing the scoring capabilities Birmingham has in the backcourt, and with a rebounding machine in Zylan Cheatham, Birmingham will not be a pushover. They are hungry for their first victory of the season and will be looking to cause an upset over an Austin team that has some momentum building.
If Birmingham can get the combo of Seabron and Smart clicking, Austin could have a very tough time defending the two stars. This game will be a cagey and tight affair, but it should be a very entertaining watch for viewers.