The Talk ‘N Text Tropang Texters have won three straight games, and is now in solo third place in the Governors’ Cup with a 4-3 win-loss record.
And Paul Harris, the team’s reinforcement, could heave a sigh of relief, with the winning streak giving him some job security.
“There were some negatives in the game of Paul Harris, but there were also a lot of positives,” said Talk ‘N Text coach Chot Reyes after Harris led the Tropang Texters to victory over the Barangay Ginebra Kings on Sunday night.
“I was mad at him during the first period when he allowed Dylan Ababou to score seven points, so I pulled him out of the game.
But after his lethargic start, Harris bounced back strong in the second quarter, scoring 12 points. He added 16 in the second half to finish the game with 30 points, 10 rebounds and five assists.
Earlier, former Sta. Lucia import Anthony Johnson attended Talk ‘N Text practice to try out for Harris’ spot. But the improvement in Talk ‘N Text’s performance seemed to have saved Harris.
“To be honest, we were looking at Mario West as our backup import, but he agreed to play for Meralco,” said Reyes. “Yung mga magagaling na player na tinitingnan namin might not try their luck playing here because the NBA Summer League will start in July and they might play there instead.”
But beyond the lack of options, there’s something about Paul Harris that endears him to the squad.
“He truly cares and loves the Talk N Text organization,” said Reyes.
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