The Texas Legends (13-24) rallied from a big deficit in the fourth quarter but were unable to hold off the hot shooting-Memphis Hustle (20-16) who finished strong 115-94.
Doral Moore grabbed the opening basket for the Hustle, tipping off an 8-0 run. The visitors’ dominance continued through the first half, forging a 25-point difference at the break.
Texas’ shooting heated up in the third as they went 50% to chip away at the deficit. Keith Hornsby led the efforts, knocking down 4-of-5 for 10 points as Texas held the Hustle to a 28-21 third. Midway through the fourth, Texas used outside shots to pull within 10, but Tyler Harvey responded immediately and continued firing to hold tight to the victory and sweep the season series.
Kostas Antetokounmpo led the Legends with 16 points, 6 rebounds while Keith Hornsby matched the 16 and added 5 rebounds. Daryl Macon and Xavier Rathan-Mayes added 13 points each, and Vander Blue came off the bench for 12 points, 3 rebounds, and 3 assists.
Harvey powered the Hustle with 30 points, 7 assists, and Justin Tillman added the team’s only double-double off the bench with 12 points, 10 rebounds. Dusty Hannahs finished with 18 points, 5 rebounds while Tarik Phillip grabbed 17 points, 8 rebounds, and 2 blocks.
Texas will host the South Bay Lakers Wednesday at 7pm CT. For tickets or information call 214-469-0822 or visit www.TexLegends.com.