NBA G League Roundup: A familiar face returns to the Texas Legends
The Texas Legends have been competing down the stretch as they try to get one of the final playoff spots in the Western Conference in the G League Playoffs this season.
However, a familiar player from last season has rejoined the organization. Justin Jackson returned to the Legends after he was waived by the Boston Celtics after acquiring a player at the deadline. His deal with the Legends goes through the end of the season, and it is his third time being apart of the Mavericks organization.
Let's take a look and see how the Legends have done in their last four games.
Wisconsin Herd escape with win over Texas Legends
Sometimes, the game comes down to the final possession and doesn't go your way. That's the way it went when the Wisconsin Herd came to town on Feb. 24th and walked away with a 123-122 victory over the Legends.
Iverson Molinar got the game-winning layup for the Herd. The Legends would get the last possession, but Jontay Porter was able to block the shot to seal the victory for the Herd.
Grant Riller was the leading scorer in this game with 27 points, while A.J. Lawson and McKinley Wright finished with 26 points. If the Legends played better defense down the stretch, they probably would have won this game.
Vipers bite Texas Legends in blowout loss
After the very close loss to the Herd, this is the last team that I wanted to see come to the Comerica Center. The Legends have a very tough time against the Vipers. Jarrett Culver led the way with 30 points in the 112-98 loss for the Legends.
Lawson led the Legends with 22 points, while Wright was behind him with 15 points. I don't know what it is with the Legends and their defense this season. In all the games I've attended, I've seen their opponent blow right past them to the basket for an easy layup, and if they tightened up their defense, Texas would have flipped multiple results.
Texas Legends get checkmated by Stockton Kings
The Texas Legends went up against one of the top teams in the Western Conference this year to open the final month of the season, and it did not go according to plan. The Stockton Kings are 17-6 this season and are a physical team to play against. It showed as the game progressed, and the Legends couldn't keep up with Stockton.
The Legends lost 127-100 to bring their record to 6-15 on the season. Jackson and Wright finished with 23 points each, but it didn't matter since the Kings had seven players score in double figures.
Kings roll over Texas Legends for 2nd straight game
The Legends stayed in Stockton, California to take on the Kings again, but the results stayed the same. The Legends couldn't match the Kings' physicality on the court in a 129-106 loss.
Grant Riller would lead the Legends in scoring with 20 points as Justin Jackson and Taze Moore would finish with 17 points each in the loss.
DJ Stewert carved up the Legends with a game-high 27 points. Stewert reminds me a lot of Jalen Brunson, and the way he led the Kings on the court shows aspects of Brunson's game.
With the road trip to California over with, the Texas Legends return home for a four-game homestand starting with the Salt Lake City Stars on Monday night at the Comerica Center.