Williams, center, of the Austin Toros fights for a loose ball against Utah’s Bill Walker, left, and Dontell Jefferson at the Austin Convention Center on Friday Nov. 28, 2008. Photo by Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman
J.R. Giddens baseline jumper with 0.6 seconds left to play in overtime lifted the Utah Flash to a season-opening 93-91 victory over the Austin Toros Friday at the Austin Convention Center.
Giddens notched a double-double in his firstsecond game with the Flash, finishing with 19 points and 12 rebounds. Bill Walker led all Flash scorers with 23 points and was credited with the assist on Giddens’ game-winner. He also collected eight rebounds and had 4 assists and 5 steals.
Both Giddens and Walker started and Giddens played 45 minutes while Walker played 41 minutes. Good start for both of them.