The Memphis Hustle swept its back-to-back and earned its third straight win by defeating the Austin Spurs 120-106 Saturday night at H-E-B Center. The win marks the second three-game winning streak of the season for Memphis and both teams now own records of 8-6.
The teams were neck-and-neck the entire first half, but the Hustle slowly pulled away in the second by outscoring the Spurs 63-50. However, the Hustle first began to take control of the game with an 11-0 run to take a 48-41 lead with 6:04 remaining in the first half.
Memphis built a 106-92 lead with 8:02 remaining in the game, but Austin wouldn't go away that easily, sparking an 11-0 run over the next 3:06. The Hustle then finished the final 3:43 of game time on a 10-0 run.
Grizzlies assignee Ivan Rabb continued his productive ways with one of the best individual performances for the Hustle season, posting 31 points and a team season-high 14 rebounds on an efficient 12-of-18 from the field.
Tyler Harvey had yet another big night when replacing Jevon Carter in the starting lineup, scoring 26 points and knocking down four three-pointers.
Tarik Phillip was two assists shy of a triple-double, tying a season-high of 14 points and setting a new season-high for rebounds with 10.
Markel Crawford and Dusty Hannahs scored 14 points apiece.
Nick Johnson led the Spurs with a 21-point effort. Drew Eubanks, Lonnie Walker IV and Jeff Ledbetter dropped in 14 points each. Ben Moore (12 points) and Chimezie Metu (11 points) also reached double digits.
The Hustle return to Landers Center on Monday, December 10 at 7 p.m. to take on the Texas Legends.