Ray Parks, Jr. fires NBA D-League career-high 16 pts in Texas Legends’ huge win

Bobby Ray Parks, Jr. dished out his best offensive performance in the NBA D-League scoring career-high 16 points in the Texas Legends’ rout of the Oklahoma City Blue, 139-109, Saturday (Manila time) at the Dr. Pepper Arena in Frisco, Texas. 

After a quiet opening half, the former 2-time UAAP MVP exploded for 15 of his total in the second half where the Legends blew the game wide open.  The 23-year old son of 7-time PBA Best Import Bobby Parks, Sr. shot 6-of-14 from the field while adding 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals in career-high tying 24 minutes of action.

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He punctuated his finest offensive game with a thundering dunk in traffic in the final 52 seconds of the game.

It was only the 4th time this season that Parks, Jr., the 25th overall pick, hit in double figures eclipsing his previous high of 13. He is averaging 4.3 points and 1.8 rebounds in 12.9 minutes per game as part of second unit of the Dallas Mavericks’ affiliate team.

Former Duke Blue Devil Andre Dawkins lit up the scoreboard with 36 points spiked by 11-of-16 three-point shooting while ex-NBA player Chris Douglas-Roberts chipped in a triple-double finishing with 20 points, 11 boards and 10 dimes for the Legends. Another ex-NBA player in former Atlanta Hawk Josh Childress added 8 points.

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Fellow rookie Satnam Singh of India only had 2 points without a single rebound in 11 minutes for the Legends, who improved to 23-26 and stayed fifth in the Western Conference.

Jannero Pargo, who last suited up for the Charlotte Bobcats last season, led Oklahoma City with 25 points and 3 assists. – By Alder Almo

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