After a 125-110 home win vs. the Greensboro Swarm on Friday, March 10th, the Austin Spurs look for back-to-back wins as they visit the Sioux Falls Skyforce. The South Dakota side is looking for a playoff spot and will make every game a must-win. This will be a serious test for the Spurs as they are officially out of playoff contention, but will still face some tough games that could boost their confidence in winning next season. Sioux Falls is a tough team, however, as these two sides have met this season and look forward to another exciting matchup.
Austin Spurs vs. Sioux Falls Skyforce Info
When: March 12th, 2023
Reported: 4:00 PM CST
Location: Sanford Pentagon, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
How to watch: NBAGLeague.com
Austin Spurs Preview
The Spurs got a much-needed victory over the Eastern conference’s Greensboro Swarm. The Spurs are happy to see some return to the starting lineup, with Chaundee Brown Jr., Dominick Barlow, and Blake Wesley in the starting five. Wesley made an immediate impact upon his return to Austin with 30 points, five rebounds, and five assists. Barlow also had a big-time comeback with 27 points and 13 rebounds, showing his dominant presence in the paint. Julien Champagnie also got a double-double when he finished with 20 points and 12 rebounds.
Austin looks really sharp and is the more physical team on the boards. Barlow’s return helps provide some stability in the front court and allows Austin to be more structured in their shape. They will now look to win back-to-back games against a very tight Skyforce squad that will be hungry for a win after losing a heartbreaker to the South Bay Lakers.
Sioux Falls Skyforce Preview
Every game is important for the Skyforce as they try to fight for a playoff birth as the season winds down. In their last game, Justin Champagnie had an absolute monster night with a whopping 40 points and 17 rebounds. Champagnie is one of the G-League’s leading scorers and will certainly cause trouble for Austin. Nikola Jovic also had a big 26 points off the bench and will be a threat. The rookie from Serbia continues to impress in the G-League this season. DJ Stewart partners with Champagnie as a solid member of the front court and will cause issues with his physicality.
Austin is in a real dog fight in this road test. A team so hungry for a playoff position in Sioux Falls doesn’t want to lose again, so expect this game to be high-octane, non-stop offensive basketball. This should be a Sunday night showdown you don’t want to miss.