With a big 134-128 win vs. the Iowa Wild on February 4th, the Austin Spurs will hope to get back to back wins as they wrap up the two game road series on Sunday, February 5th. With Austin sitting on 5-10 and Iowa on 4-10, this is another big time playoff hunt clash. The Spurs were in desperate need of a win and they delivered in a big road test in front of over 6,000 Wolves fans. Will they be able to carry the momentum into the next game and try to get another big win? Every game counts at this stage of the season, and with the playoffs in sight, Austin will be hungry to find themselves playing postseason basketball this season.
Austin Spurs vs. Iowa Wolves Info
When: February 5th, 2023
Time: 3:00 P.M. CST
Location: Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa
How to watch: NBAGLeague.com
Austin Spurs Preview
The Spurs were in need of a win, especially facing a team right above them in the standings, and they delivered on that wish. Justin Kier had a monster night, totaling 20 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists, gathering a triple-double for Austin. Kier has been in and out of form this season but got an opportunity to start in a big game. Marcus Zegarowski also had a great night with 28 points and six assists. Zegarowski has also struggled at times this season, but it will be a welcoming sight for Austin fans to see him putting up big numbers. That man Dominick Barlow is continuing to produce at a high level, and he too had double-digit points and rebounds with 24 and 13 respectively. The Spurs were exceptional on the offensive end of things, with the bulk of it coming in the second half. Despite giving up 128 points, they did just enough to secure a crucial win. Can they repeat the feat in a Sunday clash?
Iowa Wolves Preview
In a hard-fought bout, the Wolves just came up short on Saturday night. Emmanuel Mudiay, which many NBA fans will be familiar with, had a big night with 31 points as he got the start in Iowa’s “small ball” lineup. Craig Randall II had a solid 28 points and looks like a real scoring threat for Austin to deal with and Brandon Sampson had 17, 8, and 4 on the night. Two of Iowa’s big-time stars in Center Luke Garza and Forward Matt Ryan missed this most recent game, and it will be interesting to see if they will play vs. Austin in this Sunday matinee.
With so much riding on this next game, will Iowa be able to get back on track or will Austin continue the momentum and make a late push for a playoff spot heading into a tough two-game series vs. the G-League Ignite?