Harris posts triple-double as NLEX rolls past Rain or Shine


NLEX Road Warriors leaned on the all-around performance of Manny Harris to whip the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters, 111-91, in the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup on Wednesday at the Cuneta Astrodome.

The NLEX import netted a triple-double of 29 points on 58-percent shooting, 12 rebounds, and 11 assists in 37 minutes of play, sparking the Road Warriors’ third-quarter rampage.

Unloading a 17-4 blast in the third, the Road Warriors pulled away and never looked back en route to the blowout win that enabled them to take a share of lead with TNT with a 7-1 record.

Jericho Cruz added 13 points, while Kiefer Ravena and Poy Erram had 12 points each for NLEX, which led by as many as 23 points to notch their fourth straight win.

Richard Ross, who replaced injured Kwame Alexander as Rain or Shine’s import, had a decent debut with 20 points, eight rebounds, and four assists, while Javee Mocon led the locals with 17 markers alongside eight boards in a lost cause as the Elasto Painters dropped to last place in the team standings with a 2-7 card.

The scores:

NLEX 111 – Harris 29, Cruz 13, Erram 12, Ravena 12, Quinahan 10, Soyud 10, Paniamogan 9, Miranda 6, Fonacier 3, Lao 3, Galanza 2, Taulava 2, Ighalo 0, Varilla 0.

RAIN OR SHINE 91 – Ross 20, Mocon 17, Ponferada 13, Rosales 10, Belga 7, Onwubere 6, Norwood 4, Daquioag 4, Borboran 3, Exciminiano 3, Torres 2, Alejandro 2.

Quarter scores: 23-27, 51-49, 83-65, 111-91.