The Texas Legends had to deal with one of the weirdest scheduling situations that I've ever seen. They took on the Birmingham Squadron on Nov. 12th. Then Nov. 14th and 16th, they went down to Mexico City to take on the Capitanes. Then returned home and took on the Squadron again on the 18th. Here are how your Texas Legends did last week.
Texas Legends open up the home schedule with a win
The Texas Legends opened up their home portion of the schedule with a 129-123 win. Tyer Dorsey led all the Legends in scoring with 25 points. Jaden Hardy scored 24.
The lead kept changing hands, but Birmingham finished the first half with a five-point edge over the Legends. Jaden Hardy would take over in the second half and the rest was history. They would head down to Mexico City on Sunday for their series against the Capitanes.
Legends have no answer for Gary Clark in the 120-97 loss to Mexico City
The Legend's defense was missing in the fourth quarter against the Capitanes. It was a huge reason why the Legends ended up losing 120-97. The Legends allowed 40 points in the fourth quarter, and they turned the ball over a season-high 19 times.
Jaden Hardy led the Legends with 26 points and five rebounds. Tyler Dorsey finished with 20 points and five rebounds. They couldn't contain Capitanes guard Gary Clark who finished with 27 points. Forward Jahlil Okafor finished with 17 points and six rebounds.
Legends take round 2 against the Capitanes 127-114
The Legends took round two against the Capitanes in a dominating fashion 127-114. It was the perfect game from the Legends starting 5 as all finished in double figures. I really don't have anything negative to say about this game.
Tyler Dorsey finished with 30 points and eight rebounds. McKinley Wright IV finished right behind him with 29 points, four rebounds, and eight assists. Mouhamadou Gueye finished with 18 points off the bench. After splitting the series down in Mexico City, the Legends return home to face Birmingham.
Birmingham squeezes by Texas Legends 117-114
The Legends fought to the very end against the Squadron and just came up short 117-114. The Legends were able to score easily but the defense cost them in the end.
Jaden Hardy led the Legends with 29 points, while Tyler Hall had 21. McKinley Wright IV finished with the only double-double scoring 19 points and 15 assists.
Javonte Smart finished with 29 points for the Squadron. Zylan Cheatam and Kelan Martin both scored 21. With a little better defense by the Texas Legends, they could have pulled this one off.
Next on the Texas Legends schedule is a back-to-back with the Lakeland Magic before Thanksgiving before Rio Grande comes into town on Black Friday for a weekend series. Do not miss it.