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Mexico City Sweeps Texas Trip

November 25, 2023 - NBA G League (G League) - Texas Legends News Release


FRISCO, TX - The Texas Legends (2-5) were iced out of the second half, falling to the Mexico City Capitanes (4-3) 117-84 in the second of a back-to-back in Frisco.

After a close loss in overtime last night, the Legends took the first lead and stayed close throughout the opening half.

Justin Jackson opened with a 10-point quarter to help the Legends to their largest lead of the night (+7), but a 13-2 run by the visitors put them on top 26-22 at the buzzer. Jackson doubled up and posted another 10-point performance in the second to keep the Legends within reach. The Capitanes opened the quarter with a quick 7-1 run to forge a 10-point gap, but Texas knocked down five threes in a row to re-gain the lead. The two exchanged baskets, but Mexico City finished with the edge, 53-50 at the half.

After nearing 50% (7-of-15) from three in the 2nd, Texas came out of the locker room cold. With the home team hitting 7% outside and 27% overall, the visitors capitalized early and never relinquished their double-digit lead.

Jackson led all scorers with 22 points, 4 rebounds. Jelly Walker tagged on 12 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists, and Dexter Dennis added 11 points, 7 rebounds.

Mexico City finished with seven players in double figures led by Ethan Thompson with 21 points, 4 rebounds. Maozinha Pereira grabbed the game's only double-double of 15 points, 10 rebounds.

The Legends will make a one-game trip to RGV Tuesday at 7:30pm on the UEN app. The team then returns home to host the Memphis Hustle Saturday at 7:30pm. For tickets or information call 214-469-0822 or visit www.TexLegends.com.


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