Austin Spurs Top Oklahoma City Blue 117-108 for Fourth-Straight Win
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Austin Spurs (13-9), presented by SWBC, defeated the Oklahoma City Blue (7-15) by a final score of 117-108 on the road Tuesday night.
San Antonio Spurs assignee Keldon Johnson led all scorers with 22 points and 4 rebounds in 26 minutes of action. Drew Eubanks put up 21 points and 5 rebounds in 23 minutes.
Spurs assignee Chimezie Metu posted 16 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals in 25 minutes, while Spurs assignee Luka Samanic recorded 14 points, 3 rebounds and 2 steals in 24 minutes.
The game saw three ties and seven lead changes. The first quarter ended with a one-point Austin advantage, 25-24. The Spurs grew their lead to their largest of the game (13) at 55-42 with 4:18 remaining in the second quarter and ended the half up 57-48.
Oklahoma City was able to regain their last lead of the game in the third quarter at 66-64 with DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell's layup at the seven-minute mark. The Blue would come within one point in the fourth, 93-92, with seven minutes remaining in the game, but Austin hung on to secure the win.
For Oklahoma City, Akoon-Purcell posted 17 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals in 27 minutes. Devon Hall, Abdul Gaddy and Sedrick Barefield each chipped in 16 points.
Up next, the Austin Spurs will return home to take on the Northern Arizona Suns on Thursday, Jan. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park for Da Bull's Quinceañero. For tickets or the full season schedule, visit austinspurs.com.
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