Durham's bold Game 7 declaration: After 48 minutes, we’re gonna be PBA champs
Paul Lintag on Oct 25, 2017 11:30 PM
Allen Durham, who had to endure "The Shot" the year before, is determined to finally end some unfinished business in the PBA.
Down 2-3 in the 2016 Governors' Cup Finals, Meralco raced to a 15-point lead early against Ginebra in Game 6.
The Bolts ended up losing, 88-91, as the Gin Kings won their first championship in eight years.
Down 2-3 in the 2017 Governors' Cup Finals, Meralco raced to a 20-point lead early against Ginebra in Game 6.
The Bolts learned their lesson this time around though and they answered every run by the Gin Kings. Meralco ended up winning, 98-91, to force Game 7 in The Rematch.
"I just told the guys to stay composed. We had the lead the whole game, I told them to stay composed," import Allen Durham said as Ginebra managed to cut the deficit down to five points late in the fourth quarter.
"We knew they were gonna make a run after halftime and that’s what happened. Our guys just stuck with it [strategy] and we came out with the win," Durham added.
With Game 7 on the horizon, Meralco's revenge tour is down to its last 48 minutes.
Durham, who had to endure "The Shot" the year before, is determined to finally end some unfinished business in the PBA.
"We’re gonna come out just as strong. Like we did tonight: Getting stops, running up early. We had to play better third quarter, obviously," Durham said on Game 7.
"But we got to play it for 48 minutes. After 48 minutes, we’re gonna be PBA champs," he added.
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