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Legends struggle to make shots as Austin Spurs sweep set

Brian Sweet
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The Dallas Mavericks G League affiliate, the Texas Legends, did not have their best week as the 3-point shooting bug came back with the Mavs rookies after their stint in Dallas. They couldn't make a basket from beyond the arc as they were swept by the Austin Spurs, and here is a closer look at their performances.

Eugene Omoruyi stands out in Legends blowout loss

Eugene Omoruyi was the lone bright spot for the Legends on Thursday night. He led with 27 points as the rest of the Legends couldn't hit a 3-pointer all night long. They were 7-38 from beyond the arch, which is one of their worst percentages of the season.

The Legends were moving around too much on defense. They ran a zone, and the Spurs kept passing the ball around to the point where the Legends would overreach on defense and create an easy layup. It was just too easy for the Spurs.

All I had to say was after the 125-98 loss to the Spurs was Gregg Popovich has so much depth in the G League. He's got a second NBA team down there, but the Mavericks affiliate had a chance to bounce back on Saturday night.

Justin Jackson's 35 points not good enough in loss to Spurs

On Saturday night, the Legends were much improved on both ends of the floor, but it was still not enough as the Spurs won 116-105. Texas got back to what they do best by attacking the basket. Justin Jackson led the team with 35 points and Ferron Hunt had 24.

Austin had a massive 3-point disparity on Dec. 11, and it was the difference in the game. Jock Landale led the Spurs charge with 28 points as they swept the Legends.

The Legends have to get it together in practice this week because they won't be able to get away with missing shots against the Rio Grande Valley Vipers on Monday and Wednesday. This matchup will be their toughest test before the Las Vegas Showcase.

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