Austin Spurs Face Familiar Foe in Rio Grande Valley

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After a disappointing 117-116 loss in overtime to the Memphis Hustle on December 2nd, the Austin Spurs will hope to find a way to win in tonight’s matchup against the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. It has been a struggle for Austin in recent games as they are on a losing streak of sorts. With a rematch against one of the best teams looming, the Spurs will hope to pull off some type of upset at the Bert Ogden Arena in Edinburg, Texas. Coming off of the overtime loss, Austin is looking to forget about the game quickly and try to look forward to pulling off a big win on the road. Tip-off for tonight’s game will be at 7:00 P.M. CST.

Austin Spurs vs. Rio Grande Valley Vipers Info

When: December 5th, 2022
Time: 7:00 P.M. CST
Location: Bert Ogden Arena, Edinburg, Texas
How to watch: NBAGLeague.com

Austin Spurs Preview

When a team loses a close game, especially in overtime, it can be a tough pill to swallow, no matter what level you are on. With a competitive group of players and coaches, Austin will look to get the sour taste out of their mouths and try and get a somewhat shocking win against one of the best teams in the league.

There were some bright spots in the tight loss, including forward Jordan Hall, who had 33 points and 12 rebounds. Hall shot 9-for-12 from three-point range and Chaundee Brown Jr. also had another stellar performance with 22 points, three rebounds, and three assists. The offense was firing on all cylinders on Friday night, but it was not enough to top a talented Memphis Hustle squad. The big talking point, as it has been all season, is the lack of defensive quality that has been taking place so far this season.

This is something that can be easily improved on, with a group of talented individuals who can come together and make stops. If the Spurs can improve this, they can beat any team in the G-League, regardless of who is on the other side.

Rio Grande Valley Vipers Preview

The Vipers have been red-hot in this recent stretch and had a big 114-107 win against the Lakeland Magic. Willey Cauley-Stein had another double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds while TyTy Washington Jr. continues to impress with 25 points. This is a team that has a lot of talent in all three areas of the court and has already given Austin problems in the first matchup. Washington Jr. has been the best player so far this season for RGV, and gives the Vipers a dynamic playmaker at the guard position. He is a player that can hurt you from all three levels of the court as well, and will look to punish Austin from three-point range.

Another difficult game for the Spurs has approached us, but if Austin can limit the play from Washington, Cauley-Stein and others, they have a real chance of getting a surprise victory in this game.

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