Springfield Armor woes continue as they fail at the buzzer

Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Two Armor players who've worn the Nets' uniform in Brooklyn and New Jersey combined for 54 points Wednesday night in Frisco, Texas, but it wasn't enough to get them their second win of the season. The Texas Legends defeated the Armor, 108-107.

Gary Forbes, who played for the Nets in training camp this year, scored a season-high 33 points but missed a buzzer-beating shot from the top of the key that would have won the game. Five seconds earlier, Devin Ebanks of the Legends scored off a baseline drive to take the lead.  Ebanks finished with 32 points for Texas.

The Armor (1-7) was up early on the scoring of Dennis Horner, the former New Jersey Net who finished with 21, then fell behind in the middle quarters before taking a 10-point lead in the fourth. Texas then went on a 10-2 run and things went back and forth until Ebanks hit the winning shot.

Willie Reed, listed at No. 10 on the D-League Prospect Watch, finished with 19 points, 12 boards, and six blocks, his fourth double-double in eight games.  Adonis Thomas, who the Nets signed then cut during training camp so they could assign him to Springfield, remains out with knee soreness.

The two teams were coached by two former Nets players: Doug Overton for the Armor and Eduardo Najera for the Legends.

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