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Toros Still Fighting For A Win

December 23, 2006 - NBA G League (G League) - Austin Spurs News Release

AUSTIN, Texas - The Austin Toros remain winless after a 97-103 loss to the Los Angeles D-Fenders tonight at the Austin Convention Center. The win moves the D-Fenders to 8-5, the Toros 0-11.

BJ Elder and Jamar Smith delivered solid performances both scoring 21, Scott Merritt finished the night with 17 points and 9 rebounds. Toros free throw shooting showed marked improvement at 84 percent, however 3 point shooting was a record low 15.4 percent.

Devin Green led the D-Fenders in points scored with 22, guard Brian Chase added 20. The Toros and the D-Fenders traded the lead 16 times during the game and were tied 8.

"I never imagined we would be here, but in each game I see the players making strides to pull themselves out of this." said Coach Johnson. "We are close, I still have confidence in their ability to win."

The Toros and D-Fenders meet again on December 26 at 7p.m. in Austin. Dads and daughters can buy one ticket and get one free as part of the holiday hoops ticket specials.

For ticket information, log on to or call the Toros ticket office at (512) 236-8333.

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