Manny Harris scores 56 points in the D-League 4 days after being let go by the Lakers

Published on February 9th, 2014 by Astramskas, David | 4,535 views

4 days ago, after two 10-day contracts with the Lakers expired, Manny Harris was told before a game against the Timberwolves, that he would not be resigned for the rest of the season.  Harris responded by scoring a season high 19 points and grabbing 8 boards in his final game.

Harris then posted a thank you message to the Lakers and their fans on Instagram.

I would like to thank the lakers for giving me a opportunity to be back at the Highest Level! Didn’t end like I wanted but I understand it’s how the game go! #GreatOrganization #GreatFans #GrindDontStop #OnToTheNext

The Grind didn’t stop for Manny and On To The Next he did when he scored 56 points (21 in the 4th) and grabbed 16 boards in a 121-107 win for the LA D-Fenders against the Santa Cruz Warriors on Saturday night.

“I just wanted to do anything to help the team get a win,” Harris said.

The 56 topped Terrence Williams’ 50 and was just 2 shy of Pierre Jackson’s D-League record of 58 scored on the night Harris scored his season high in the NBA.  It also broke his current D-League record of 41 which was also set against the Warriors.

“That’s a heck of a stat line,” said Santa Cruz head coach Casey Hill. “Yeah I think he deserves to be in the NBA. I think he’ll get some sort of a look after that game.”

After the game, Manny tweeted confirmation of his game and repeated the hashtag #OnToTheNext.  Hopefully next is back in the NBA.

Final Stat Line: 56 points, 15 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal, 5 3-pointers, 20-39 FG, 11-12 FT



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