Howard scores 16 in loss to Warriors

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Josh Howard
Josh Howard (D-League photo)

The Austin Toros’ season kicked off last night with a road game against the Santa Cruz Warriors.

While the Toros had six players finishing in double figures, they couldn’t keep up with the Warriors and Seth Curry.

While the Toros started each half strong, the Warriors went on big runs and blew the game open in the second and fourth, including a 39 point second quarter.

Curry scored 36 points and dished out six assists. Dan Nwaelele, who was in training camp with the San Antonio Spurs and the Toros, added 16 points, eight rebounds and six assists for the Warriors.

For the Toros, all eyes were on Josh Howard. Howard shot 54 percent from the field and knocked in a few three-pointers for 16 points in 31 minutes. The Toros were led in scoring by Tre Kelly and another player the Spurs had in camp, Courtney Fells, with 19 apiece. Kelly also added seven assists, four rebounds and three steals.

Eric Dawson, who spent some time with the Spurs last season, finish with 12 points and 12 rebounds. Former Texas Longhorn Myck Kabongo did not play.

The Toros are back in action in Santa Cruz against the Warriors tomorrow at 8 p.m. The game will be available streaming live on YouTube.

Watch the full Toros vs. Warriors game from last night below.

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