DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Wolves (16-13) outscored the Texas Legends (19-12) 35-22 in the fourth quarter to claim the final game of the regular season series between the two teams, winning 112-105 Saturday night at Wells Fargo Arena.
With the victory, the Wolves move to first place in the Midwest Division.
Minnesota Timberwolves first-round draft pick Justin Patton matched a season-high with 19 points while recording his first double-double the season with a season-high 12 rebounds. Patton shot 8-of-19 (50 percent) from the floor while cashing in on both three-point attempts in the fourth quarter.
Two-way guard Anthony Brown recorded a team-high 23 points on 8-of-19 shooting from the floor while shooting a perfect 6-of-6 from the free throw line.
The Wolves held Texas’ dynamic offense in check, limiting the Legends to only 12.5 peercent (4-of-32) shooting from deep and 15 points below their season average.
Iowa also led Texas in second chance points (23-17), fast break points (21-16) and points scored off turnovers (26-10).
Elijah Millsap provided a big lift off the bench for the Wolves, finishing with 20 points, nine rebounds and three assists while outscoring the Legends’ bench singlehandedly (18).
Amile Jefferson continued his noteworthy play this season, finishing with 19 points and 12 rebounds in rout to his 19th double-double of the season.
The Wolves are now 4-2 against Southwest Division opponents on the season.
Iowa departs for a two-game road trip beginning Monday night against the Sioux Falls Skyforce before returning home Saturday night to face the Oklahoma City Blue.