The Smoking Cuban
Mavs News

Legends continue losing skid before turning things around behind Justin Jackson

Brian Sweet
Dallas Mavericks, Justin Jackson
Dallas Mavericks, Justin Jackson / Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
facebooktwitterreddit

The Dallas Mavericks G League affiliate, the Texas Legends, continued to have issues on their home court as they lost their last two home games to the Agua Caliente Clippers as the injury issues have mounted to their big men. Legends center Tyler Davis was the latest casualty as he is out for the remainder of the season with a knee injury.

The Legends went on the road out to California to take on the Stockton Kings and the Santa Cruz Warriors looking to get back on a winning streak. Luckily, they would get some help from Justin Jackson as he returned from his 10-day deal with the Phoenix Suns.

Here is a recap of how the Texas Legends performed over the last two weeks.

Clippers trio too much for the Texas Legends

The Clippers came to Frisco last week for two games as the Legends look to close out their latest homestand with a couple of wins. However, the Clippers had other plans in store as Moses Wright, Keaton Wallace, and Xavier Moon were just too much for the Legends to handle in the opening 121-115 loss.

Feron Hunt led the Legends in scoring with 25 points, and Olin Carter III would finish not far behind with 23. Xavier Moon produced 24 for the Clippers and Moses Wright chipped in 23 points.

This game was kind of lopsided due to Tyler Davis being ruled out for the rest of the season. The Mavericks sent down Moses Brown for this game until their new center would arrive, and he grabbed 15 rebounds. The shorthanded Legends just did not have enough to grab the victory.

Clippers pull away in the 4th to sweep the Texas Legends

The Legends would get another shot at the Clippers two days later in their final game of the homestand. They kept this game close up until the fourth quarter when the Clippers pulled away for the 127-111 win.

Brandon Boston Jr. would lead the Clippers in scoring with 29 points. The Legends would still have no answer for Moses Wright as he finished with 23. Feron Hunt dropped 32 points for the Legends with Carlik Jones scoring 21.

The Legends looked a lot better at the beginning of the game by getting their looks at the basket and running their fast offense. It's just the Clippers took over in the fourth, and the Legends had no answer for it, but Texas got some reinforcements when they arrived in Stockton.

Justin Jackson and Carlik Jones end Texas Legends skid

Justin Jackson would meet the team in Stockton, California after his second 10-day contract with the Pheonix Suns ended. He and Carlik Jones would go on to score a combined 50 points as the Legends 113-107 win to end their losing streak.

Jackson would finish with 26 points, and Carlik Jones had 24. Matt Coleman III scored 20 for the Kings with Emanuel Terry chipping in 19.

This was one of the Legends' best offensive games this season from start to finish. Even when the Kings were getting back into the game, they kept their foot on the pedal on offense and finished strong. They would travel to Santa Cruz next to take on the Warriors looking to build on this win.

Hunt and Jackson score 42 as Texas Legends beat Warriors

The Legends traveled out to Santa Cruz, California to conclude their road trip against the Santa Cruz Warriors. Feron Hunt and Justin Jackson made sure Texas could make it a winning streak.

The Legends would go on to dominate the Warriors on their home court by winning 112-97. This was a complete domination from the start of the game. Feron Hunt and Justin Jackson would lead the Legends in scoring with 21 points each.

Throughout the game, Feron Hunt was putting on a dunk showcase for the fans in attendance. I can't believe they didn't invite him for the NBA Dunk Competition at NBA All-Star Weekend. Here is a clip of what was his best dunk of the game.

The Texas Legends go into the All-Star break with a decent 8-8 record, considering all the injuries and trades that happened in the past two months. They are currently sitting right below the last playoff spot available in the Western Conference. Stay tuned to The Smoking Cuban for more updates on the Texas Legends as they start the second half of the season next week.

Next. Should Mavs have traded Jalen Brunson before deadline?. dark

facebooktwitterreddit