AUSTIN SPURS

Austin Spurs clinch playoff berth with two weekend wins

They have made the postseason in three of the last four seasons

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The Austin Spurs are playoff bound. 

The Western Conference leaders won a pair of home game last weekend, beating the Reno Bighorns on Friday and the Sioux Falls Skyforce on Saturday, to punch their postseason ticket for the third time in the last four seasons. 

The Spurs missed the playoffs last year for just the third time since San Antonio acquired them prior to the 2007-08 season.

Austin scored a season-high in points in a 144-115 win against Reno on Friday night led by Derrick White with 26 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists. Darrun Hilliard had 22 points and four rebounds while Jaron Blossomgame finished with his 12th double-double of the season with 20 points and 8 rebounds.

The Spurs scored more than 30 points in every quarter every player on the roster finished on the scoresheet. 

Blossomgame was the man of the hour on Saturday, scoring 20 points and eight rebounds. White finished with 19 points and Hilliard chipped in with 20 points as Austin beat the Skyforce 113-94 for its fourth straight home win.

The Spurs play four of their final five games on the road, first traveling to Iowa to face off with the Wolves on Friday followed by a trip to Nevada against the Skyforce. They don’t return home until the regular season finale against the South Bay Lakers on Mar. 24. 

The playoffs, which consist of three single-elimination rounds and a best-of-three championship series, will begin on Mar. 27 at the earliest. 

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