Mike Harris dished out an effort worthy of a Best Import award, and Alaska made it two in a row to equalize with Magnolia in the PBA Governors Cup Finals with a 90-76 win in an extra-rugged duel at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Wednesday night.
After winning the Best Import plum shortly before Game Four, Harris delivered a statement in the form of a 34-point and 22-rebound showing, and the Aces went on to score a follow-up on their 100-71 victory in the previous game.
But inasmuch as he was happy with the victory, Alaska coach Alex Compton lamented the Hotshots for being dirty.
“Somebody punched Mike in the testicles and somebody hit Chris Banchero on the male part. Those are literally low blows and I’m not happy one bit,” said Compton.
Harris was every inch the Best Import that he is on the night he shared the spotlight with Best Player of the Conference winner Paul Lee.
The Alaska reinforcement shared the honors to his teammates.
Alaska 90 – Harris 34, Banchero 17, Pascual 9, Racal 8, Teng 7, Galliguez 5, Manuel 4, Baclao 3, Cruz 3, Enciso 0, Exciminiano 0, Casio 0.
Magnolia 76 – Travis 29, Lee 14, Sangalang 11, Barroca 8, Jalalon 7, Reavis 4, Brondial 2, Melton 1, Herndon 0, Dela Rosa 0.
Quarterscores: 19-22; 42-32; 63-50; 90-76.