In what amounts to almost an entire week without Spurs basketball, Fox Sports Southwest was kind enough last Saturday to air an Austin Spurs game to keep appetites whetted.
No @spurs tonight? No problem! @mattbonner_15 & I are heading up to Austin for @austin_spurs tonight on @FOXSportsSW. Tip-off at 7pm #GoSpursGo— Dan Weiss (@DanWeissPBP) December 7, 2019
Four San Antonio Spurs —Chimezie Metu, Luka Samanic, Keldon Johnson, and Quinndary Weatherspoon — were all on court at tip off. All four are currently averaging double-digits in scoring with the Austin affiliate. Drew Eubanks, who is also scoring in double figures, came off the bench as well.
HIGHLIGHTS: @spurs assignee @Chimezie_Metu recorded 21 points and 8 rebounds tonight!#ATXSpurs15 pic.twitter.com/319u214Kz5— Austin Spurs (@austin_spurs) December 8, 2019
The San Antonio Spurs guards Derrick White and Lonnie Walker IV, who both spent some significant time with the G-League in their first seasons, came down to support their teammates.
"We care about what they're doing. We know they're working hard each and every day just like we are."@Dwhite921 and @lonniewalker_4 spent their Saturday night up I-35 supporting the @austin_spurs! #SpursFamily pic.twitter.com/2SbCpNkKlA— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) December 8, 2019
Derrick even joined Dan Weiss and Matt Bonner for a few minutes to share his experience.
Lonnie and Derrick headed up to Austin tonight to cheer on the @austin_spurs! #SpursFamily pic.twitter.com/6oJSncKx9N— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) December 8, 2019
In addition to the San Antonio Spurs draftees and two-way players, the Austin roster is rounded out by Jeff Ledbetter, Kenny Williams, and Galen Robinson, Jr. who all participated in the Spurs Summer League.
The Silver & Black were unable to mount a comeback against the Iowa Wolves after ending the first half down just one point.
If you are in the Austin area, I’d highly recommend taking in a game. The G-League affiliate is an exciting, quick-paced athletic team which currently showcases the San Antonio draft class in prominent fashion.
It’s Spurs, after all, so you can’t go wrong.
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