Austin Spurs Come Back to Defeat Agua Caliente Clippers 114-103
CEDAR PARK, Texas - The Austin Spurs (18-13), presented by SWBC, recovered from a 14 point deficit to defeat the Agua Caliente Clippers (16-16) by a final score of 114-103 on Tuesday afternoon for their "College and Career Readiness Game" at the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park.
San Antonio Spurs assignee Luka Samanic led the way for the Spurs finishing the game with 28 points (10-20 FG, 2-6 3FG, 3-4 FT), 7 rebounds and 3 blocked shots in 32 minutes of play. Dedric Lawson recorded his seventh double-double of the season with 18 points (8-12 FG, 1-2 3FG, 1-2 FT) and 14 rebounds to go along with 4 steals in 35 minutes, while Quinndary Weatherspoon posted 17 points (7-15 FG, 1-5 3FG, 1-1 FT) in 30 minutes of play. Two other Spurs finished with double-digit points, including Angel Rodriguez who scored 11 points in 29 minutes and Jeff Ledbetter who finished with 10 points in 18 minutes off the bench.
The Clippers jumped out to an early start in the game, establishing a 14-point lead (29-15) with 3:31 left in the first quarter. The Spurs bounced back in the second quarter by finishing the quarter on a 20-9 run, closing the Clippers lead to 53-52 at the end of the first half. Samanic paced the Spurs in the first half scoring 12 points and pulling down 5 rebounds. Donte Grantham led the way for the Clippers scoring 17 first half points, while Xavier Rathan-Mayes dished out 10 assists.
In the third quarter, The Spurs took a 58-57 lead with 8:44 left in the quarter, their first lead since the opening minutes of the game when they led 4-0. The game remained close for the rest of the quarter with three lead changes and four ties alone in the quarter. The Spurs proceeded to outscore the Clippers 34-25 in the fourth quarter, allowing the Spurs to come away with the 114-103 victory.
For the Clippers, Grantham tied with Samanic as the game high scorer with 28 points in 41 minutes. James Palmer Jr. finished with 27 points in 39 minutes, while J.J. Avila posted 15 points in 35 minutes. Rathan-Mayes recorded a triple-double with 13 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds in 40 minutes of play.
The Austin Spurs hit the road for their next game where they will take on the Northern Arizona Suns on Friday, Feb. 7 at 8 p.m. For tickets or the full season schedule, visit austinspurs.com.
• Discuss this story on the NBA G League message board...
NBA G League Stories from February 4, 2020
- Wisconsin Drops Third Straight Game with a 117-110 Loss to Long Island - Wisconsin Herd
- South Bay Falls in Road Meeting with the Blue - South Bay Lakers
- Short-Handed Clips Run out of Gas Late - Agua Caliente Clippers
- Rabb Notches Career-High as Knicks Eke out Close Road Win - Westchester Knicks
- Austin Spurs Come Back to Defeat Agua Caliente Clippers 114-103 - Austin Spurs
- Memphis Hustle to Host Financial Literacy Education Day Game Presented by Renasant Bank on Thursday, February 6 at 10:30 a.m. - Memphis Hustle
- Iowa Runs out of Gas in Final Minutes to Westchester - Iowa Wolves
- BayHawks Fall 99-121 During Annual School Kids Jam Game - Erie BayHawks
- The Sold Firm, Blue Coats to Team up for "Art Madness" - Delaware Blue Coats
- Greensboro Completes Trade with Stockton - Greensboro Swarm
- Legends Join with Texas811 to Celebrate Damage Prevention Council of Texas Night - Texas Legends
- Stars Lose Heartbreaker to Skyforce - Salt Lake City Stars
- Last Week around the Leagues - OSC Original by Fran Stuchbury
The opinions expressed in this release are those of the organization issuing it, and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of OurSports Central or its staff.
Other Recent Austin Spurs Stories
- Spurs Sports Academy to Host Free Virtual Basketball Clinics for Young Athletes Starting June 1
- American Hockey League Announces Cancellation of the Remainder of the 2019-20 Season
- Spurs Sports Academy Teams up with Ballogy to Launch Virtual Basketball Workouts and Competitions
- Statement from SS&E CEO RC Buford
- Austin Spurs Fall to South Bay Lakers