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Albuquerque Thunderbirds Fall to Austin Toros in Final Seconds of Fourth Quarter

December 19, 2008 - NBA G League (G League) - New Mexico Thunderbirds News Release

Albuquerque, NM - Dec. 19 - The Albuquerque Thunderbirds (Tbirds) held the lead for most of the game, but lost in the final seconds to the Austin Toros 91-94.

The first half was very close, but ended with the Tbirds ahead 52-50. Leaders in the first half for the Toros were Malik Hairston with 12 points and 3 rebounds. David Noel, the leader for the Tbirds, had 19 points and 3 rebounds. The Toros had 23 rebounds to the Tbirds 16.

Both the first and second halves were started by Will Conroy hitting threes. Conroy is the NBA D-League point's leader with an average of 24.6. Conroy continually provided leadership on the court working hard to keep the Tbirds centered.

At the end of the 3rd quarter, the Tbirds were ahead 77-72. However, the Toros continued to lead in total rebounds with 32, to the Tbirds' 23.

Both teams fought hard in the fourth to take the lead. With the Toros winning in the final seconds 91-94. This was the third meeting of these teams this season. The Toros lead the Tbirds 3 games to 0.

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