Former Laker Manny Harris made a huge statement last night after setting a franchise record 56 points scored in a 121-106 win against the Santa Cruz Warriors. This marks the second time this season that Harris would break a franchise record for scoring.
Harris took to Twitter to express his excitement after his record-breaking performance:
Yes I had 56pts and 16rbs tonite but ShoutOut to my teammates for a Great Team Win tonite !!! #OnToTheNext OnAMission #DLeagueGrind
— Manny Harris (@313MannyHarris) February 9, 2014
The D-Fenders would have a weak start, unable to defend the Warriors in the paint and shooting only 33.3 percent from the floor in the second quarter. The momentum would shift after the half with Manny Harris scoring 21 of his 56 points in the fourth quarter and finishing with a total of 16 rebounds. Top contributors also included Travis Hyman with a double-double and James Southerland with 14 points.
Harris signed two 10-day contracts with the Lakers in the past month due to an injury-plagued team, but Lakers decided not to sign him for the remainder of the season with the hopeful returns of guards Steve Nash and Steve Blake. Despite being sent back to the D-League, Manny Harris continues to make his presence known.
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