Yi Jianlian has strong debut for Legends

Yi Jianlian had a strong debut with the Texas Legends on Friday with 17 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks in a 108-93 NBA D-League loss to the Austin Toros.

Yi, who signed earlier Friday with the Mavericks and was assigned to their D-League affiliate, will make his home debut Sunday afternoon when the Legends face the Maine Red Claws at Dr Pepper Arena in Frisco.

Sean Williams, in his return to the Legends after a stint with the Mavericks, had a big game with 19 points on 8-of-11 shooting.