The Texas Legends had a semi-successful road trip down to Austin this past weekend. On Friday, the Legends beat the Austin Spurs 120-113. On Saturday night, the Spurs would get their revenge with a fourth-quarter rallying to beat the Legends 127-122. Let's dive into each of these season-opening games.
Texas Legends kick off the season with win over the Spurs
The two-way players led the team to a 120-113 victory over the Austin Spurs in the season opener on Friday night. Mckinley Wright IV scored a team-high 29 points, and Tyler Dorsey finished with 18. The Dallas Mavericks assigned Jaden Hardy to the team on Friday, and he scored 23.
Spurs two-way player Charles Bassey led his team with 33 points. Jalen Adaway finished with 20, and Chaundee Brown Jr. scored 15.
The Legends struggled out of the gate allowing the Spurs to dominate most of the first half. They fought back and forth in the third period for the lead, and that's when Wright took over the game in the fourth. Overall, I liked how the team didn't give up at halftime. It just shows how much grit and determination this team has to win games, despite being down big.
Chaundee Brown and Spurs get their revenge and split series
With basically a whole new squad in Frisco, there was going to be some up and downs coming out of the gate. The Spurs rallied in the 4th quarter to beat the Texas Legends 127-122.
Jaden Hardy racked up 33 points in his second game with the Legends. McKinley Wright IV finished right behind with 24, and Tyler Hall had 18 off the bench. James Banks finished with 16 points and eight rebounds.
The Spurs were led by Chaundee Brown Jr., who had 29 points and ten rebounds, and Charles Bassey, who finished with 19 points and ten rebounds.
The Spurs came hot out of the gate again on Saturday building an early lead. The Legends responded with a 25-13 run and had the lead at halftime. Texas was able to keep building that momentum in the third quarter. However, it all matters in basketball is how you finish the game. The Spurs were able to do that in the fourth quarter, and they came away with the win.
Up next on the schedule for the Texas Legends
Next up for the Texas Legends is their home opener against the Birmingham Squadron this Saturday night at the Comerica Center. Tip-off for the game is at 7:30 p.m. CT, and it will be televised on Bally Sports Southwest Extra, if you have that channel.
Unfortunately, Jaden Hardy was recalled by the Mavericks on Sunday, so there's a possibility he won't be there playing Saturday. Stay tuned to see what the Mavs do with their rookie, but their decision shouldn't stop you from coming out and enjoying some basketball from the other Mavericks prospects.