Spurs Surge in Win Over Magic

The Austin Spurs (5-4) repulsed a comeback to decisively defeat the Lakeland Magic by a score of 97-71. 

The Spurs led from the opening tip-off, initially going on a 10-0 run.  Austin kept the Magic from scoring in the first four minutes of the game. Lakeland rallied with an 11-2 run in the second period, coming within two points.   Austin held firm and took a 38-34 lead into the locker room. 

The Magic tied the game in the third period when the Spurs went on a 16-4 run with 5 minutes remaining in the period.  The Spurs never looked back.  Austin out scored Lakeland 31-17 in the final frame, leading by 26 points at games’ end. 

The Spurs shot 49% from the field and 40% from beyond the arch, while the Magic could only muster 30% and 21% respectfully.  Austin controlled the boards, out rebounding the Magic 39-22, but mustered only 16 assists, below the desired threshold of 20 per game. 

Luka Samanic led Austin with 18 points and 7 rebounds.  Keldon Johnson and Drew Eubanks each added 16 points and 8 rebounds. 

Vic Law led the Magic with 21 points and 8 rebounds.  BJ Johnson followed with 16 points.  

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