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Vipers Fall in OT to Spurs

January 5, 2020 - NBA G League (G League) - Rio Grande Valley Vipers News Release

AUSTIN, Texas - The Rio Grande Valley Vipers (6-18) were defeated in overtime by Austin Spurs (12-9) 117-119 on the road on Sunday afternoon.

Houston Rockets assignee Chris Clemons scored a career-high of 40 points for RGV. The last time a Vipers player scored over 40 points was two-way player Michael Frazier with 43 of his own on January 28, 2019 at Sioux Falls.

Three more Vipers players hit the double-digits; Isaiah Taylor (16), Frazier (14) and two-way player William Howard (13). Howard hit a double-double with his 13 points and 10 defensive boards while contributing three assists and four steals.

Matur Maker nearly hit a double-double with eight points and 11 rebounds while adding two assists, one steal and two blocks.

Meanwhile, five players for the Spurs scored in the double-figures; San Antonio Spurs assignee Keldon Johnson (24, team-high), Spurs assignee Luka Samanic (21), Angel Rodriguez (16), Spurs assignee Chimezie Metu (15) and two-way player Drew Eubanks (10). Samanic earned a double-double with his 21 points and 12 rebounds.

The Vipers continue their road trip as they confront the Stockton Kings on Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 9 p.m. CT. For more information, contact the RGV Vipers at 956-56-ARENA or visit

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