The Second Paul Harris Era of Maine Red Claws history officially kicks off last when the team's inaugural draft pick returned to complete what he started.
Paul Harris just missed the second triple-double in Red Claws history (30 pts,16 rebounds, 7 assists) in just his second game this season as the Maine Red Claws (3-5) toppled the Erie BayHawks (4-7) tonight at the Portland Exposition Building, 106-99. It was a see-saw affair that never saw the point spread more than 7 points with 11 ties and 8 lead changes.
Paul Harris was the story of the game as the 6-5 guard out of Syracuse narrowly missed a triple-double. Harris was officially activated on December 15 after missing the early part of the season due to the premature birth of his third son. Still looking to regain his game form, Harris nonetheless lit up the scoreboard, delighting the home crowd.
BTW, now we know what the holdup was with Paul getting to Maine. Here's to hoping everything's okay with his son.
Hopefully things keep up this way for Paul, who's had quite a few starts and stops on the road to the NBA.
Staying in the NBDL, we head on over to Idaho where Eric Devendorf is starting to take over the Boise scene. After a DNP and a slow start, Devo is averaging 15 points per game in his last two contests. He's averaging 8.2 PPG overall in six games.
Meanwhile, Terrence Roberts is back with the LA D-Fenders as of a few days ago. Robert had participated in the Oklahoma City Thunder training camp.
In case you're looking for some Syracuse on Syracuse action, Maine hosts Idaho on January 27th for the only meeting between the two all season. LA heads to Idaho for two games on January 13th and 14th and the two team meet four more times over the course of the season. LA and Maine will face-off once this year, on January 11, though the game will be played in Reno for some reason.
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