The Dallas Mavericks G League affiliate, the Texas Legends, finally started the road portion of their regular season and went 2-2. The Legends first traveled to Oklahoma to take on the Thunder's affiliate, the Oklahoma City Blue, before facing the Iowa Wolves, who are affiliated with the Timberwolves. Here is a closer look at how the Legends fared against two of the best teams in the Western Conference.
Theo Maledon too much to handle for Legends as they lose to Blue
The Texas Legends had a rough start to their road trip as the OKC Thunder got revenge against the Legends 113-103. Theo Maledon was too much to handle as he finished with 26 points, while Melvin Frazier Jr. chipped in 19.
Feron Hunt led the scoring for the Legends with 20 points, and Justin Jackson and Austin Davis each had 17. OKC got revenge after the Legends embarrassed them in Frisco on MLK Day, which set up an exciting third meeting between the two squads.
Feron Hunt and Carlik Jones help Legends top Blue in OT
The Texas Legends would get their revenge on the OKC Blue as Carlik Jones comes up clutch in OT to secure the 110-107 win. They showed their ability to respond to a loss and make adjustments in the thrilling victory.
Carlik Jones and Feron Hunt each had 24 points for the Legends as Theo Maledon responded with 26 for the OKC Blue. Jones showed why he belongs on a two-way deal with the Dallas Mavericks by scoring all six points for the Legends in overtime. It was a great way to steal a win on the road against a tough conference opponent.
Texas Legends get humbled defensively in Iowa
Before the game against Iowa, the Legends traded guard Dejon Jarreau to the Capital City Go-Go for two first-round draft picks in next year's G-League draft. Jarreau was a tall guard that provided a lot of defense for the Legends in his short tenure with the team, and it showed on the court against Iowa. Isaiah Miller would score 30 for the Wolves as Iowa took a bite out of the Legends 135-118.
Justin Jackson dropped 23 points to lead the Legends, and Carlik Jones chipped in 17. Iowa moved the ball quickly, and the Legends just couldn't keep up, but it probably would have ended up as a close loss if Jerreau wasn't traded.
A familiar face helps the Legends get revenge on Wolves
If you have followed the Legends for the past five years, a familiar face came back to Frisco as Dakota Mathias rejoined the team after his 10-day deal with the Memphis Grizzlies expired. Mathias and Justin Jackson would help the Legends win 135-118 and split the series with the Wolves.
Mathias played for the Legends during the 2019-2020 season after he was cut from the Mavericks training camp. Mathias would finish the game with 26 points as Jackson added 25.
This game was a great conclusion to their first road trip of the regular season. Hopefully, with the welcome addition of Mathias, the Legends can defend their home court this week against the South Bay Lakers and the Stockton Kings.