The Texas Legends (12-20) heated up in the second half to smother the Suns (6-26) 126-107 Friday night in Frisco.
The first half stayed close with no more than a six-point difference between the two teams. Keith Hornsby knocked down 3-of-4 outside to lead Texas with 15 points, but after 18 lead changes the Suns went into the break up 59-56.
Texas heated up in the third, breaking away from the visitors beyond the arc. With an 11-0 run, the home team erased a six-point deficit and followed it up with a 12-point streak for their largest lead of the night (+12) up to that point. After shooting 56% outside in the third, Texas knocked down 7-of-10 in the fourth. Gary Trent Jr. set the pace with 13 as the Legends built a Texas-sized gap to hold off the visitors.
Trent Jr. led all scorers with 33 points, 6 rebounds, 4 steals, and a block. Hornsby finished with 27 points off of 7-of-9 from the three. Ray Spalding (13 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals) and Xavier Rathan-Mayes (10 points, 8 rebounds, 11 assists) added the game’s only double-doubles. Kostas Antetokounmpo grabbed 16 points, 7 rebounds, and Daryl Macon tabbed 11 points, 3 rebounds, and 8 assists to round out the Legends’ double-digit scoring.
The Suns had seven players finish with double-digits led by George King with 19 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, and 2 steals. Jawun Evans added 12 points, 3 rebounds, and a team-high 9 assists, and Aaron Epps grabbed a team-high 8 rebounds to go with 10 points.
The Legends will take a one-game trip to RGV to battle the Vipers Saturday at 7pm. Fans can catch all the action live atwww.TexLegends.com.