The Dallas Mavericks G League affiliate, the Texas Legends, kicked off the second half of their regular season with a trip around Texas to play their two in-state rivals, and things did not go as planned. Here is a look at how the Legends fared when they faced off against the Rio Grande Valley Vipers and the Austin Spurs.
Rio Grande Valley Vipers paralyze Texas Legends 141-95
Sometimes players are relieved that a crowd didn't see the performance your team put up during a game. This was one of those nights in Frisco as the Vipers dominated the Legends 141-95 to kick off the second half of the G League season.
Due to the ice storm that came through North Texas on Wednesday night, many fans that had tickets did not attend the game. If they did attend, they would have watched six players from the Vipers score in double figures.
Feron Hunt led the Legends in scoring with 21 points, while Carlik Jones finished right behind with 17. There's nothing to take away from this game. Just burn the tape and move on to the next contest.
Rio Grande Valley defends homecourt as Legends lose 137-110
After getting blown out against the Vipers at home, the Legends would take a trip down to Bert Ogden Arena to play the Vipers once again. The Legends would have a better game this time around as Justin Jackson, Carlik Jones, and Feron Hunt would lead the way in scoring. However, it wasn't enough scoring as the Legends fell 137-110.
Jackson finished with 30 points for the Legends, followed by Hunt with 22. Trevelin Queen led the Vipers with 25 points, and Mfiondu Kabengele would be right behind him with 21.
The Legends must add a big man. The Vipers got more than half their points at the rim, and Texas needs to find a player that can fill their void.
New center helps Texas Legends defeat Austin Spurs
On the day of the game, the Legends announced that they signed former Florida Gator forward Chris Walker to the roster and waived Javion Hamlet. His presence on the floor guarding the basket and rebounding helped the Texas Legends snap their two-game losing streak with a 99-94 win over the Spurs.
The Spurs tried to stop Jones by sending Josh Primo down to Austin. Apparently, Primo's defense didn't make the trip cause Jones finished with 25 points. Jackson came in second in scoring with 19 points on the night, and Feron hunt showed why he should have been in the dunk competition in the second half with this monster slam.
It was the perfect way to end the Texas trip to start the second half of the G League season. Hopefully, they can continue this winning streak on the road as they travel to Sioux Falls, Iowa to take on the Skyforce.