Austin Spurs Fall to South Bay Lakers
El Segundo, Calif. - The Austin Spurs (24-18), presented by SWBC, fell to the South Bay Lakers (19-25) by a final score of 148-138 on the road Wednesday night.
Quinndary Weatherspoon posted 30 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists in 32 minutes. San Antonio Spurs assignee Chimezie Metu put up 24 points, 4 rebounds and 4 steals in 25 minutes, while Kenny Williams recorded 22 points, 4 rebounds and 3 steals in 32 minutes.
The Spurs took a three-point lead (21-18) with six minutes remaining in the first quarter, but the Lakers went on a 22-9 run to end the first quarter up 40-30. Both teams scored 39 points in the second quarter and the half ended with the Lakers up 79-69.
With just under six minutes remaining in the third quarter, Austin pulled to within one point (88-87) of South Bay. After outscoring the Lakers 36-28 in the third quarter, the Spurs were down by just two points (107-105) heading into the fourth.
Eight lead changes occurred in the fourth quarter. A Weatherspoon three-pointer with just under four minutes remaining brought the Spurs within one point (131-130). The Lakers then went on a 18-7 run to end the game and win by ten points.
For the Lakers, David Stockton put up 27 points and 8 assists in 35 minutes. Talen Horton-Tucker posted 22 points, 6 rebounds, and 5 assists in 25 minutes. Kostas Antetokounmpo and Devontae Cacok each scored 20 points for South Bay.â
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