Force Not Enough Down the Stretch, Drops 119-97 Contest to Austin
Austin, TX - The Sioux Falls Skyforce finished a nine-day, four-game road trip with a 119-97 loss to the Austin Spurs on Thursday night from the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park.
DJ Stewart (23 points, five rebounds and two assists) led the Skyforce (2-10) in scoring for the fifth time this season and secured his third game of 20-plus points in the regular season.
Micah Potter added 18 points on a career-high 4-6 3PA and nine rebounds. Martin Krampelj delivered 16 points and eight rebounds, as well.
The Force traded punches with the Spurs until the 6:11 clip of the third quarter, where they were tied 71-71. Austin (3-3) ended the game on a 48-26 clip to earn the victory.
Mario Chalmers posted 11 points, seven rebounds, six assists and three steals. He has secured double figures scoring and five-plus assists in three-of-four games.
San Antonio Spurs two-way player Devontae Cacok (22 points and 10 rebounds) posted a franchise record 15th straight double-double in the victory. Spurs assignees Josh Primo (20 points on 7-10 FGA) and Zach Collins (15 points and 18 rebounds) rounded out the leaders for Austin.
The Skyforce returns home for two games, with the first being a matchup with the Agua Caliente Clippers (6-1) on Feb. 3 at 6:30 PM CST from the Sanford Pentagon. The Spurs host the Santa Cruz Warriors (4-6) on Sunday at 5:00 PM CST.
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