This week in Austin, Texas are the annual SXSW (South By Southwest) Festival. For over a week the streets, bars, and restaurants are flooded with tourists, musicians, and artists in an event that packs the city.
It is also Spring Break throughout much of Texas. What a better week for the Austin Spurs to get out of town and bring their game to the AT&T Center.
In what has now become a tradition, the Austin Spurs make a trip down I-35 to San Antonio and get a taste of the big league.
This Saturday, the Austin Spurs host the Greensboro Swarm in a GF-League match-up.
Greensboro is the G-League affiliate of the Charlotte Hornets and the Austin Sours are, of course, our G-League team. But with the state capital overrun but hipsters, it makes sense to relocate for a game.
It also gives the NBA fans an opportunity to see what’s developing just 80 miles away.
Fans in attendance will be treated to a post-game fireworks extravaganza. There’s $3 domestic beer and if you are interested, you can add on a Spurs Legend Bobblehead pack, that is all five River Barge players — Gervin, Robinson, Duncan, Ginobili, and Parker — on tickets over $59.
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These games also give the young, hungry G-League players an opportunity to show off their skills to the NBA fans while playing in a larger venue. Past games have featured young stars like Lonnie Walker IV and Drew Eubanks playing larger roles as they developed into full-time NBA teammates.
Expect high energy and a whole lot of fun.
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