"The Shot" fuels Durham to take revenge on Ginebra
"I've forgotten about it but it's still kinda fueling me to get the win and hold the trophy." --- Meralco import Allen Durham on "The Shot."
Justin Brownlee is moving on from "The Shot" as Ginebra tries to win back-to-back Governors' Cup championships.
Brownlee's rival, Allen Durham, is pretty much doing to same as Meralco tries to take down Ginebra in order to win that very same title.
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"I've been trying to move on you know, but the media, they still bring it up and stuff like that," Durham told ABS-CBN Sports when asked about the shot from Game 6 of last year's Finals that won the title for the Gin Kings.
"But none of that matters, last year doesn't matter. What we did this conference doesn't matter, this is a whole new season in itself this upcoming series. I've forgotten about it but it's still kinda fueling me to get the win and hold the trophy," he added as the top-seeded Bolts look to get a measure of revenge against Ginebra in the rematch of the Governors' Cup Finals.
After waiting one whole year to have another shot at the Gin Kings, Durham and the rest of the Bolts are determined to finish what they started last year.
No other result would suffice.
"Last year, we didn't expect to make the championship but we played good basketball at the right time and we made it that far," Durham said.
"This year, that was our goal going in, we wanted to make it back but we gotta finish it. That's our focus still, right now. We gotta finish it," he added.
Taking the no. 1 seed in the season-ending conference and surviving a tough opening playoff assignment before rolling to the Finals, the Bolts have reached the point where their no longer happy just to be there in the championship moment.
Meralco wants an actual championship and the team is coming after the champion Kings.
"We made it here but that's not enough, we want to hold that trophy at the top of our head," Durham said.
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