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Texas Legends skid as they host West Coast teams

Brian Sweet
Texas Legends, Feron Hunt
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The Dallas Mavericks G League affiliate, the Texas Legends, had a rough week as they hosted two West Coast down in Frisco, but that did not stop Carlik Jones and Feron Hunt from producing some noteworthy movements. Here is a closer look at the Legends' week that was.

Legends cant handle the Lakers 4th quarter surge

The Texas Legends hung in with the South Bay Lakers through three quarters before things fell apart. The Lakers would have a massive scoring surge to start the fourth to propel them to a 117-100 win.

Justin Jackson would lead the scoring for the Legends with 22 followed by Carlik Jones netting 20. Paris Bass had a game-high 25 for the Lakers.

The Legends performed well against the Lakers, but a slow start to the fourth quarter cost them the game. Facing South Bay's talent was a fantastic test for the Legends, and it should help them moving forward.

Legends freeze in the second half in loss to Kings

Who thought the cold weather that moved into Texas on Wednesday night would have any relation to how the Legends played against the Kings? Luckily, not many fans were in attendance to witness the massive collapse that unfolded in Frisco.

The Legends would go missing in action in the second half as the Kings would complete a 29 point comeback to beat Texas 109-99. It was by far the worst game I've seen the Legends play this year as they were in complete control and blew it.

The Legends couldn't stop Emanuel Terry, who led the Kings in scoring with 26 followed by DJ Steward's 25. Carlik Jones finished with 24 points and Olin Carter III had 16 for Texas. 

So many things went wrong in that second half. It's like the Legends went on "cruise control" for the remainder of the game, even the play-by-play announcer was in complete shock at what unfolded. The Legends were in desperate need of a bounce-back on Friday night.

Feron Hunt gets revenge as Legends top Kings

The Legends responded to their major collapse by completely flipping the script. Carlik Jones and Feron Hunt would go for 52 points combined in the Legends 99-91 win. It was exactly what the doctor ordered after losing two straight at home.

Hunt finished with 28 points and 16 rebounds as Carlik Jones went for 24 and six. The Legends came up with an answer on defense for Emanuel Terry as they held him to 15 on Friday.

Legends wing Dakota Mathias did leave the game after banging up his knee, and his injury is something to watch moving forward.

EJ Onu and Tyrell Terry get their revenge against the Legends

Two former Mavericks players, Tyrell Terry and EJ Onu, made their return to the Comerica Center on Sunday. The game got pushed back a day after the Hustle's flight was canceled.

Unfortunately, both former players would get revenge as the short-handed Legends would lose to the Hustle 110-97. Texas only had eight available players as Loudon Love would be out due to a season-ending knee surgery. Tyler Davis was also out of the lineup for an undisclosed reason. 

The Legends couldn't stop Shaq Buchanan as he finished with 40 points for the Hustle. Carlik Jones led the Legends once again in scoring with 25 points.

The Legends were playing six guards and two forwards against a very healthy Hustle team. There were so many mismatches on the defensive side of the ball that there was very little Coach Galanopoulos could have done.

The Texas Legends need to get another tall forward from the player pool that can help ease the news of Loudon Love. They play the Agua Caliente Clippers on Wednesday and Friday before hitting the road again. Fans won't want to miss a second of the action, and stay tuned to The Smoking Cuban for the latest on the team.

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