Legends Head into All-Star Break with a Win
FRISCO, TX - The Texas Legends (14-24) used a big third quarter to fend off the South Bay Lakers (14-23) 122-105 Wednesday night in Frisco.
After nearly two scoreless minutes, Marcus Allen put the Lakers on the board first with five quick points. Texas took over midway through with Daryl Macon on the free throw line and carried their first lead through the final buzzer. Facing a four-point deficit heading into the second, the Lakers matched Texas' scoring efforts and stayed within four at the break.
Texas opened the second half with 11 straight points (seven from Keith Hornsby) to extend the lead to double-digits and set the tone for a 42-27 quarter. Macon grabbed a rebound and dished out an assist before knocking down 17 points in seven minutes to give the Legends a 19-point edge into the final minutes. Texas built up their largest lead (+27) in the fourth to fend off the rally efforts of the visitors.
Macon led all scorers with 26 points, 5 rebounds, a game-high 7 assists, and 3 steals. Hornsby went 5-of-8 outside for 22 points, 3 assists, and 3 steals. Kostas Antetokounmpo grabbed a double-double with 18 points, 10 rebounds, and Donte Ingram joined the starting rotation earning a career-high 13 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals. Xavier Rathan-Mayes had another well-balanced night with 12 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, and 2 steals, and Vander Blue came off the bench for 11 points, 4 rebounds to round out the Legends' double-digit scorers.
Allen led the Lakers with 23 points and 7 rebounds. Scott Machado came off the bench to add 17 points, 3 rebounds, and 3 assists. Johnathan Williams finished with 12 points, 7 rebounds, while Alex Caruso and Justin Harper added 11 points each.
Texas will hit the road after the break taking on the Iowa Wolves Wednesday, Feb. 20th at 7pm CT. Fans can catch all the action live on ESPN+.
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