D-Fenders at Legends Postgame Report 03/01/14
Trevor Wong | @DFenders
Manny Harris scored 30 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, but the D-Fenders fell in overtime 137-126 to Texas on Saturday night. Terrence Williams had 27 points, including five three-pointers, and Lakers assignment player Xavier Henry added 19 points.
The D-Fenders went on a 9-2 run over the final 2:26 of regulation to tie the game at 121 and force overtime. The Legends, however, reeled off 11 of the first 13 points of the extra period to lead 132-123 with 1:06 left to essentially seal the win. In the three-minute overtime, Texas was 3 of 3 from the floor, including 9 of 12 from the free-throw line (the D-Fenders fouled late), while L.A. was just 2 of 7 and 1 of 4, respectively.
LAKERS ASSIGNMENT PLAYER IN ACTION
Xavier Henry posted 19 points (7 of 19 field goals, 2 of 6 three-pointers, 3 of 5 free throws) and three steals in 26 minutes. It was his second game with the D-Fenders on rehab assignment while trying to work his way back from a knee strain he suffered on Dec. 29 vs. Philadelphia.
MAVERICKS ASSIGNMENT PLAYERS IN ACTION
Jae Crowder logged his second straight triple double with 22 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists. He also added five steals and three blocks, but turned the ball over seven times. Crowder averaged a triple-double (22.5 points, 16.0 rebounds and 10.0 assists) in two games vs. the D-Fenders.
Shane Larkin recorded 22 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and two steals in 40 minutes. In two games vs. the D-Fenders, Larkin averaged 15.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 7.5 assists and 2.0 steals.
PLAYER OF THE GAME
P.J. Hairston. He scored a game-high 36 points off the bench in just 35 minutes and finished with a game-high plus-15 rating. Hairston shot 11 of 18 from the floor and drained 7 of 12 three-pointers.
PROSPECT PERFORMANCE WATCH
No. 1 prospect, Manny Harris, recorded 30 points, 12 rebounds, three assists and four steals in 42 minutes. Harris scored 21 in the second half, including 12 in the fourth quarter to key L.A.ís rally that fell just short in the overtime.
STAT OF THE GAME
Texas came into the game ranked fifth in fastbreak points per game (18.8), but finished with 44 points in transition, nearly one-third of their total output (137) on the night.