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Austin Spurs Come Back to Defeat Agua Caliente Clippers 114-103

February 4, 2020 - NBA G League (G League) - Austin Spurs News Release

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.


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