Scouting the Texas Legends

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Tip: 7:00 p.m., Dr. Pepper Arena
Streaming: YouTube

Background

Record: 5-2, t-2nd in Central Division
Off. efficiency: 105.9 points per 100 possessions, 4th
Def. efficiency: 105.8, 13th
Net rating: +0.1, 8th
Pace: 103.1 possessions per game, 7th

Four factors

Effective FG pct: 52.1, 4th
Turnover pct: 17.6, 7th
Off. rebound pct: 26.6, 12th
FTA rate: .352, 5th
Opp. effective FG pct: 51.2, 12th
Opp. turnover pct: 17.6, 9th
Opp. off rebound pct: 32.4, 14th
Opp. FTA rate: .237, 2nd

The leaders

Points: Devin Ebanks, 22.6
Rebounds: Ebanks, 10.8
Assists: Mickey McConnell, 3.9
Blocks: Michael Eric, 3.3
Steals: Sean Singletary, 2.0

Summary

The Toros will play the Legends for the third time in nine days, with each team winning on the road. Texas’ leading scorer Devin Ebanks scored a season low 14 points in the 108-99 loss. Ebanks missed 10 of 13 shots.

Where they excel

The Legends’ fourth-ranked offense is contingent on creating free throws, while their defense prioritizes eliminating free throws. The Toros are fifth and second in free throw and opponent free throw rate, respectively. Ebanks and Chris Douglas-Roberts are averaging 12.4 free throw attempts per game.

Where they struggle

Aside from not fouling, Texas’ defense doesn’t do anything particularly well; they are 13th in points allowed per possession, and opponents are averaging 34.8 attempts in the restricted area, the third-highest share in the D-League.

Player to watch

Ebanks leads the team in points and rebounds — he is one of three players ranking in the top 10 in both respective categories. In the 108 minutes he’s sat this season, Texas’ defense has allowed 122.5 points per 100 possessions.

Stats: NBA D-League/Stats

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