Josh Howard was a force in the scoring column and on the boards Tuesday night, but the Austin Toros still came up short in Canton.
The Show played over 38 minutes and was the only Toro with a positive plus/minus for the night, tallying 11 points and 10 rebounds—but Austin’s late rally wasn’t enough in a 98-90 loss.
Josh scored the tilt’s first points with a game-opening finger roll, which helped Austin out to a 5-0 lead. Unfortunately, the Toros didn’t stay ahead for long.
After falling behind late in the first frame, they were forced to play catch-up for the remainder of the contest. In the fourth, No. 15 dropped five points and pulled in five boards, helping his team to an 11-point advantage in the frame.
But despite his late boost, the Toros still fell shy of the comeback on the road against the Charge.