For the everyday Pounder, Final Score is typically held for the San Antonio Spurs. But tonight is unique in that the G-League affiliate Austin Spurs made their annual trip down I-35.
If you couldn’t be at the AT&T Center for the Austin Spurs you can see a condensed version of the game here:
After a slow first half, Lonnie Walker IV took off in the second half ending the night with 22 points. San Antonio fans will also be familiar with Drew Eubanks who logged a double-double scoring 17 points and pulling down 12 rebounds.
Ultimately, the Spurs were unable to harness Jordan Loyd who scored 38 points on 60% (9-15) shooting and a perfect 16 of 16 from the free throw line. Along with Wade Baldwin IV
The Spurs dropped what was about to be a great comeback. With just over a minute left and the Raptors up by 8 points, Lonnie Walker IV hit a 3-point shot. On the inbound play, Spurs guard John Holland took a charge which brought the Spurs within 3.
With seconds left Travis Trice earned a four-point-play that cut the lead to one with 6.1 seconds left to play. The Spurs gave up a basket and Trice made a buzzer attempt that could have sent the play into overtime.
This was the Austin Spurs first loss at the AT&T Center in the four seasons they have made the trip to play on their NBA affiliate floor.
- Lonnie Walker IV has the ability to turn it on seemingly at will. He plays with confidence and style. When he’s off, he’s off. But when he’s on he’s showing the reasons PATFO nabbed this man during the first round of the draft last summer.
- The Spurs were looking sluggish during the first quarter until Amida Brimah slam dunked a rebound that pulled the Spurs within five. Haven’t seen hims since Summer League. He’s got some length and athleticism working for him.
- Brimah’s dunk was followed by a corner three by Travis Bader. He’s looking like the man filling Jeff Ledbetter’s shoes in the line-up.
- Drew Eubanks is a rebounding machine. He’s got a great hook at close range and is capable of the put back.
- Travis Trice II is an exciting young player who has the budding flair of Derrick White, and we all know how well that’s working out.
- In the last minute, each team took time outs to simply advance the ball. I hadn’t seen this since Summer League and it was strange to witness. Definitely a G-League thing.
- Head Coach Blake Ahearn praised his team’s effort, spoke highly both Lonnie Walker IV and Drew Eubanks as well as the Raptors 905.
Post game interview with Austin Spurs head coach Blake Ahearn pic.twitter.com/3HwDKNyWmH— Jeph Duarte (@jeph_duarte) March 9, 2019
All fans in attendance got a killer Austin Spurs poster. Make sure to jump in on the AT&T Center giveaways. That place was rocking.