Austin Spurs Start Season 3-0
The Austin Spurs are off to an impressive 3-0 start in the NBA G League bubble, behind three straight double doubles from Luka Samanic (not to mention two double-double from Tre Jones)!
February 10, 2021
Fuelled a 16 point fourth quarter, the Austin Spurs defeated the Memphis Hustle to 119-111 to start the NBA G League season on a winning note.
Robert Woodard II (the Sacramento Kings flex-assignee) was the Spurs top scorer with 25 points on 10-14 shooting, while Cameron Reynolds and Chris Thomas also scored 22 points a piece, while shooting 50% from the field.
Despite poor shooting nights, both San Antonio Spurs assignees has dominating stat lines: Luka Samanic has 20 points, 17 rebounds and 6 assists; and Tre Jones had 18 point, 16 assists and a team leading +18 rating.
February 11, 2021
For the second game in a row the Austin Spurs used a huge fourth quarter to deliver the W. This time, the Spurs overcame an 11 point deficit with 11 minutes remaining to defeat the Lakeland Magic by a final score of 104-102.
The San Antonio Spurs assignees continued to shine, with Luka Samanic delivering a second straight double-double with 23 points and 10 rebounds, while Tre Jones finished with 16 points, 7 assists, 5 rebounds and 4 steals.
Robert Woodard II was the second leading scorer with 20 points and 11 rebounds. Cam Reynolds chipped in with 16 points and team leading +19 rating.
February 13, 2021
On Saturday, The Austin Spurs defeated the Erie BayHawks by a final score of 115-108 for their third-straight win.
Up 62-41 at the half, it was the Spurs who had to survive a second half serge by the BayHawks, who made it a one possession game (97-100) with less than four minutes to play in the fourth quarter. Thankfully for the good guys, a triple by Luka Samanic pushed the lead back up to six and spurred (pun intended) a 9-3 run to seal the win.
Speaking of Samanic, he had his third double-double in a row with 16 points and 11 rebounds.
The star of the game was Tre Jones who scored a game high 30 points, on an efficient 8-14 shooting from the filed and 11-11 from the line, to go with 11 assists. It was Jones second double-double of the season.
Cameron Reynolds also had another scolding outing with 20 points on 9-14 shooting.
The Spurs will take on the Fort Wayne Mad Ants on Monday, February 15 at 3:30 p.m. EST (2:30 CT). For those in south Texas, the game will be broadcast live on FOX Sports Southwest.Online, the game can be streamed via FOX Sports GO and ESPN+.
*Photos in this post courtesy of the Austin Spurs