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JACKSON TAKES ACTION IN WIN OVER AUSTIN

By Kyle Judkins | April 4, 2022

Justin Jackson led the Texas Legends (19-15) to victory in their final regular season game against the Austin Spurs (13-19) 106-99.

Texas grabbed a quick 7-0 lead but that would be their biggest of the first quarter as Austin found their shot.  The visitors tied it up and took the lead twice before Jackson finished the quarter with a bang from outside to give Texas a 22-21 edge at the first buzzer.  Jackson heated up in the second and had the lead up to double-digits at the half with a 17-point performance after knocking down 5-of-6 and 2-of-2 outside.

Moses Wright joined Jackson for double-digits in the third as the two combined for 21 points and grabbed 4 rebounds each.  Shooting 50% outside as a team, the Legends built up their largest lead of the night (+26) with a 13-0 run to the third-quarter break.  DJ Stewart opened the fourth with a long ball to kick start an Austin comeback.  Midway through the quarter Aric Holman fired off his first three of the quarter that opened a 24-8 run to pull the visitors within two.  With one minute on the clock and a two-point difference, Deng Geu answered with three for Texas and Brandon Fields knocked down both shots from the line to seal the seven-point victory.

Jackson led all scorers with 39 points, 10 rebounds while Wright finished with 25 points, 13 rebounds.  Brandon Fields and Carlik Jones added 15 points apiece and combined for 9 assists.

Aric Holman led the Spurs with 21 points and a game-high 5 blocks.  Jayvon Graves finished with 16 points, 4 rebounds off the bench while Robert Woodard II added 15 points, 7 rebounds.  Jordan Murphy tallied a game-high 17 blocks.

The Legends will travel to Birmingham for the first round of G League Playoffs taking on the Squadron Tuesday at 7:00pm CT.  Fans can catch all the action live at www.TexLegends.com.