The NLEX Road Warriors continue their winning streak in the Philippines as they edged the Columbian Dyip, 117-111.
Newly hired import for NLEX wasted no time and demonstrated that he’s the real deal and possibly the second coming of Tony Harris in the PBA.
Manny Harris made a superb debut after he delivered 45 points but most importantly a win for his squad.
Despite his scoring explosion, NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao sees that it’s only an appetizer for what Harris can bring to the league. Guiao also mentioned that once his import already adjusted to timezone and the way how basketball is played in the local professional league then expect some more fireworks.
At least in this game, it appears that the risk took by the franchise by replacing Olu Ashalou is now starting to produce rewards for the team.
The Road Warriors mounted a lead as high as 17 points yet in the final quarter the troops of Columbian head coach Johnadel Cardel refused to lose.
As the last two minutes was announced by the arena barker, the Dyip were able to tie the score at 104-all.
Then Manny Harris along with Kiefer Ravena and JR Quinahan made their response to build another lead to make sure that they’ll take the win.
With the victory, NLEX is now on a solo second in the standings after they improved to 5-1.
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NLEX vs Columbian Box Score
Road Warriors (117) – Erram 2, Soyud 7, Galanza 9, Ravena 11, Harris 45, Ighalo 6, Taulava 6, Quinahan 15, Miranda 5, Paniamogan 5, Cruz 6
Dyip (111) – Corpuz 20, Tiongson 18, McCarthy 3, Perez 21, Alston 19, Agovida 6, Celda 12, Cahilig 3, Calvo 7, Faundo 2