FRISCO, TX – The Delaware 87ers (22-20) ended their four-game road trip with a 131-92 loss to the Texas Legends (21-20) on Saturday night.
The 87ers got off to a good start by matching buckets with the Legends, whom Delaware will only face once this year. The first quarter ended with the teams knotted at 24-24. The next two periods proved to be all Texas, however. The Legends, the D-League affiliate of the Dallas Mavericks, outscored the Sevens 70-41 across the second and third frames.
This one featured two players who brought better than two decades of combined NBA experience to the floor in Nate Robinson and Ben Gordon. The Legends’ Gordon delivered 24 points, while Robinson led all 87ers with 20 points.
One look at the shooting splits can help diagnose the final score. The Sevens shot 33 percent from the floor, including just 6-29 from three-point land. The 87ers did manage to go 18-22 from the free throw line, but it wasn’t enough. Texas, meanwhile, shot 52 percent from the field, aided by a ridiculous 20-40 showing from downtown. The Legends were also a solid 10-13 from the charity stripe.