FRISCO, TX, (Nov. 24, 2023) - The Texas Legends (2-4) overcame an early 17-point deficit and forced overtime but were bounced by the target score, falling to the Mexico City Capitanes (3-3) 119-116.
The Legends went up 7-0 before Mexico City hit, but the visitors responded with a 24-0 run to take their largest lead of the night 26-9. Texas chipped away at the deficit through the second and ended with a 14-point streak of their own to make it 54-all at halftime.
The Legends took their largest lead (+11) in the third and held a nine-point advantage at the buzzer. Mexico City opened the fourth with a 9-point run and tied it up multiple times but couldn’t catch the edge until the final minute. Trey Burke drove in for a three-point lead, but AJ Lawson returned the favor and added one at the stripe to tie the game with 14.9 seconds on the clock. Theo Pinson got hold of the final attempt by Burke to take it to extra minutes and opened the OT with a fadeaway to give Texas the first lead. The two teams exchanged baskets, but Michael Carter-Williams finished with five straight points to hit the target for Mexico City.
Lawson led all scorers with 29 points, 7 rebounds while Dexter Dennis had a team-high 10 boards. Greg Brown III had another 7-block night adding 22 points and 6 rebounds. Justin Jackson came off the bench for 17 points joined by Pinson with 11 points, 9 rebounds, and 6 assists. Jelly Walker rounded out the double figures with 15 points.
Mexico City was led by Burke with 28 points while Maozinha Pereira added 26 points, 11 rebounds off the bench. Ethan Thompson tallied a second double-double for the Capitanes with 16 points, 10 rebounds.
The Legends get a rematch tomorrow at 7:30pm. For tickets or information call 214-469-0822 or visit www.TexLegends.com.