Both Adreian Payne and John Jenkins were in uniform Friday night in the D-League but were playing for two different teams and neither were the Fort Wayne Mad Ants who are technically Atlanta's affiliate thanks to the NBA's flexible assignment rule.
Payne and the Austin Spurs suffered a 112-103 defeat to the Texas Legends while Jenkins and the Idaho Stampede were dropped by the Bakersfield Jam 119-101.
Austin lost its first home game of the season thanks to a late comeback by the Legends. Texas out scored the Spurs 38-26 in the fourth quarter to claim the victory. Payne started at center for Austin but failed to find much of a rhythm finishing with four points, four rebounds and four personal fouls in just 15 minutes of action. Damion James led the Legends with 21 points while former Hawks forward Ivan Johnson received a DNP-CD.
A replay of the game can be found here:
The Stampede fell behind early to Bakersfield and were never able to get back over the hump. Jenkins overcame a slow start to finish with 15 points on 5-13 shooting in 33 minutes off the bench. Jerrelle Benimon led Idaho with 20 points. Elijah Millsap led Bakersfield with 28 points while Casey Prather added 15 off the bench.
Here is replay of last night's game:
Austin hits the road on Saturday for a matchup against the Rio Grande Valley Vipers while Idaho is set for a rematch with Bakersfield.