After winning both of their D-League Showcase games, the Austin Spurs got on a solid four-game winning streak over the weekend to get back in the hunt for the NBA Development League playoffs.
Here’s a recap of the previous three games:
AUSTIN SPURS: 123, NORTHERN ARIZONA SUNS: 96
Thursday night’s game was probably the Spurs best performance of the season. After shooting 61 percent from the field and over 30 points in every quarter except the fourth, the Spurs dismantled the Suns entirely from start to finish.
Charles Garcia dominated with 23 points and nine rebounds off the bench, while Patricio Garino had 21 points in 23 minutes. Hollis Thompson, who made his debut with the Austin Spurs, tallied seven points before fouling out.
AUSTIN SPURS: 113, TEXAS LEGENDS: 97
After Thompson made his debut for the Austin Spurs, another former NBA veteran took the floor for the first time this season on Friday night: Ben Gordon.
The UConn product had a solid debut for the Texas Legends, finishing the game with 14 points, six rebounds and six assists. But the veteran’s presence wasn’t enough to overcome another stellar offensive showing for the Austin Spurs.
Charles Garcia was a stud again for Austin, as the forward had 25 points, nine rebounds and three assists in 28 minutes off the bench. Meanwhile, Hollis Thompson got rid of any first game jitters with his 22 points and five rebounds.
LOS ANGELES D-FENDERS: 132, AUSTIN SPURS: 104
A putrid defensive first half killed the Austin Spurs on Sunday night against the D-Fenders. Los Angeles dropped an insane 77 points in two quarters, putting the Spurs in a 32-point hole heading into the locker room. Despite a solid second half performance for Austin, the D-Fenders managed to push their lead out to 37 points, before winning by a measly 28.
Hollis Thompson was the star on Sunday, scoring 20 points and grabbing eight boards off the bench for the Spurs. Daniel Nwaelele had 18 points on 4-for-8 shooting beyond the arc.
Meanwhile, Los Angeles had seven of their eight players score in double figures, led by 28 points from both Vander Blue and Josh Magette. Former San Antonio Spurs forward Jeff Ayers had a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds.
Both teams will get to hang out in Travis county for a little bit as they face off again on Thursday night. Tipoff of the Austin Spurs (13-16) versus the Los Angeles D-Fenders (22-6) is at 7:30 p.m. CST from the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park with the game being shown on Facebook Live.