Reno Bighorns vs. Texas Legends, November 22, 2016

 

 

Tuesday, November 23, 2016                    Kyle Jones: kjones@renobighorns.com

BIGHORNS DEFEAT TEXAS WITH BUZZER BEATER FINISH

RENO, NV —- The Reno Bighorns (1-4) defeated to the Texas Legends (1-2) 110-108 Tuesday night at the Reno Events Center.

Sacramento Kings affiliate player, Lamar Patterson, led the Bighorns with 27 points, four rebounds, three assists and five steals. Kings assignment player, Malachi Richardson, followed Patterson close with 26 points two rebounds and three assists while assignment player Skal Labissiere had 21 points and eight rebounds in the Tuesday night contest. Isaiah Cousins would log his first double-double of the season with 16 points, 10 rebounds and four assists.

Jameel Warney paced the Legends with 24 points and seven rebounds as Manny Harris notched 19 points, ten rebounds and three assists.

The Bighorns jumped out to an early 5-2 lead and led by more than eight mid-way through the first. The Legends would go on an 8-0 run to lead the Bighorns 21-18 with 2:30 left to play in the first frame. Texas would keep control of the lead the remainder of the quarter, winning the frame 34-26. Labissiere would score 13 of his 21 points in the quarter behind a 6-7 shooting effort.

Legend’s Bryson Fonville sank a three in the opening minutes of the second quarter. The Bighorns responded with an 8-0 run behind a dunk from Cousins to edge the Legends 43-39 at the 7:19 mark. The Bighorns reclaimed the lead (53-49) after triples from Richardson and Patterson with 3:00 remaining in the first half. The Bighorns won the frame 31-17, going into the locker room at the half with a 57-51 lead.

The Bighorns shot 46.7% from the field in the first half compared to the Legends shooting 43.5%.

The Legends would chip away at the Bighorns lead, coming within two points (59-57) with 8:38 remaining in the third quarter. Cousins hit a three giving the Bighorns a seven point lead mid-way though the quarter. The Bighorns would control the lead going into the final frame with an 80-76 lead over the Legends.

The fourth quarter was a tightly contested battle that saw six lead changes and four ties. Legends’ C.J. Williams opened up the frame with a three to make the score 82-79 with 10:15 left in play. The Legends continued to close the deficit before a triple from Fonville gave the Legends a 91-90 lead at the 7:44 mark. Texas would get a five point advantage before the Bighorns answered with a 6-2 run to make it a one point Legends lead. With 2:24 remaining in play, Patterson stepped to the line and scored two after being fouled by Fonville giving the Bighorns a one point advantage. Richardson drove to the basket to score a layup to give the Bighorns a 108-106 advantage. With 16.7 in play, Warney scored two to tie the game at 108. On the final possession, Richardson would hit a jumper with .10 left in play to secure a 110-108 victory over the Texas Legends.

The Bighorns will Travel to Prescott, AZ to face the Northern Arizona Stars on Friday, Nov. 25 at 7 p.m

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About the Reno Bighorns:

The Reno Bighorns are a member of the NBA Development League, the official minor league of the NBA. The Bighorns are affiliated with the Sacramento Kings. Season tickets for the 2016-17 season are on sale now! For more information, call the Bighorns front office at 775-853-8220 or visit RenoBighorns.com. Follow us on Twitter @renobighorns and “like” the Bighorns on Facebook at facebook.com/bighornshoops. The NBA Development League is the NBA’s official minor league, preparing players, coaches, officials, trainers, and front-office staff for the NBA while acting as the league’s research and development laboratory. Featuring 22 teams with direct affiliations with NBA franchises for the 2016-17 season, the league offers elite professional basketball at an affordable price in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. An all-time high 38 percent of all NBA players at the end of the 2015-16 season boasted NBA D-League experience. In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA D-League Cares programs. Fans can watch all NBA D-League games on nbadleague.com.

Reno Bighorns vs. Texas Legends, March 20, 2016

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BIGHORNS CLINCH PLAYOFF BERTH WITH WIN

RENO, NV —- The NBA D-League Western Conference Leader Reno Bighorns (28-16) defeated the Texas Legends (21-24) 126-113 Sunday night at the Reno Events Center. With the Bighorns victory over the Legends, they become the first team in the Western Conference to clinch a playoff berth.

Erick Green netted 26 points and added three rebounds and three assists to lead the Bighorns. David Stockton scored 21 points, grabbed two rebounds and added six assists. Sacramento Kings assignment player, Duje Dukan, had 19 points, five rebounds and two assists as Ricky Ledo followed Dukan closely with 18 points, seven rebounds and three assists.

Jamil Wilson led the Legends with 25 points four rebounds and two assists. Chris Douglas-Roberts added 21 points and three rebounds while Patrick Miller logged a double-double with 16 points, 9 rebounds and 10 assists.

The Bighorns grabbed a 26-19 lead over the Legends midway through the first quarter behind eight points from Dukan. The Bighorns would maintain their lead over the Legends and end the first quarter with a 41-31 advantage. Dukan and Jack ended the quarter with eight points each.

The Bighorns continued to control the game in the second quarter after taking an early 49-34 lead after a jumper from Stockton. The Bighorns went 12-22 from the field in the quarter. The Legends chipped away at the Bighorns closing the deficit to seven with 2:13 remaining in the first half but would go into the locker room trailing the Bighorns 74-60 at halftime. Stockton notched 13 points in the second quarter.

The Bighorns would maintain their advantage over the Legends entering the third quarter after going on an early 8-0 run. The Bighorns would log their biggest lead of the night after a triple by Dukan, giving them a 107-79 lead over the Legends. The Bighorns won the frame 33-22 leading the Legends 107-82 heading into the final quarter. Green scored 19 of his 26 points in the third quarter behind a 7-10 shooting effort.

The Bighorns kept control of the game going on a 9-2 run to hold a 126-106 advantage halfway through the fourth quarter. The Bighorns would never relinquish the lead, earning a 126-113 win over the Legends.

The Bighorns will host the Los Angeles D-Fenders on Wednesday, Mar. 23 at 7 p.m. at the Reno Events Center for Sacramento Kings Affiliate Night.

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About the Reno Bighorns:

The Reno Bighorns are a member of the NBA Development League, the official minor league of the NBA. The Bighorns are affiliated with the Sacramento Kings. Season tickets for the 2015-16 season are on sale now! For more information, call the Bighorns front office at 775-853-8220 or visit RenoBighorns.com. Follow us on Twitter @renobighorns and “like” the Bighorns on Facebook at facebook.com/bighornshoops. The NBA Development League is the NBA’s official minor league, preparing players, coaches, officials, trainers, and front-office staff for the NBA while acting as the league’s research and development laboratory. Featuring 19 teams with direct affiliations with NBA franchises for the 2015-16 season, the league offers elite professional basketball at an affordable price in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. An all-time high 38 percent of all NBA players at the end of the 2014-15 season boasted NBA D-League experience. In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA D-League Cares programs. Fans can watch all NBA D-League games on -nbadleague.com.

Reno Bighorns vs. Texas Legends, March 2, 2016

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BIGHORNS FALL SHORT AT HOME

 RENO, NV. —- Despite Ricky Ledo recording a double-double and Erick Green notching 31 points, the Bighorns fell 135-124 to the Texas Legends Wednesday night at the Reno Events Center.

Green led the Bighorns with 31 points, four rebounds and five assists as Kadeem Jack scored 22 points and three rebounds. Ledo logged a double-double with 20 points, 10 rebounds and five assists.

Green led the Bighorns in the first quarter with 11 points and two rebounds. Jack netted seven points while Cliff Hammonds notched three points, two rebounds and three assists. The Bighorns shot 57 percent from three-point range compared to the Legends shooting 11 percent from three-point range in the first quarter.

In the second quarter, Hearn led the Bighorns with nine points as Jack and Akeem Richmond notched six points each. Hearn went 3-4 from the field and 3-4 from behind the arc in the second.

The Bighorns trailed the Legends 73-70 at the half.

Ledo paced the Bighorns in the third quarter with six points and five rebounds. Jack followed Ledo closely with six points and two rebounds. Hammonds scored three points in the quarter and added two assists in the third quarter while Hearn tallied three points.

During the final quarter, Green caught on fire, notching 16 points and adding two steals. Ledo totaled five points in the quarter as Jack and Gani Lawal scored three points each.

The Bighorns return to the Reno Events Center Thursday, Mar. 3 at 7 p.m. to face the Texas Legends.

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About the Reno Bighorns: 

The Reno Bighorns are a member of the NBA Development League, the official minor league of the NBA. The Bighorns are affiliated with the Sacramento Kings. Season tickets for the 2015-16 season are on sale now! For more information, call the Bighorns front office at 775-853-8220 or visit RenoBighorns.com. Follow us on Twitter @renobighorns and “like” the Bighorns on Facebook at facebook.com/bighornshoops. The NBA Development League is the NBA’s official minor league, preparing players, coaches, officials, trainers, and front-office staff for the NBA while acting as the league’s research and development laboratory. Featuring 19 teams with direct affiliations with NBA franchises for the 2015-16 season, the league offers elite professional basketball at an affordable price in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. An all-time high 38 percent of all NBA players at the end of the 2014-15 season boasted NBA D-League experience. In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA D-League Cares programs. Fans can watch all NBA D-League games on nbadleague.com.

2014-2015 NBA D-League, Reno Bighorns vs. Texas Legends, March 28, 2015

The Bighorns easily defeated the Texas Legends tonight, 161-127.  Dar Tucker tied the NBA D-League scoring record tonight with 58 (!!!) points!  The Bighorns last home game is coming up Tuesday, March 31st. Get out and see the Bighorns for their last home game!