Durham hopes for another shot next year
Mark Escarlote on Oct 28, 2017 07:44 AM
Hopefully, I can come back next year as we go at it again -- Meralco coach Allen Durham
BOCAUE, Bulacan --- American import Allen Durham once again came up short of delivering the PBA Governors’ Cup title to Meralco.
But if the Bolts management will get his services again next year, he’ll give it another shot.
“Uhh first of all hats off to Ginebra, they played a great game. It was a hard-fought series. It's tough. It hurts. We gotta figure out a way to get over this hump. Hopefully, I can come back next year as we go at it again,” said Durham after the Bolts bowed down to back-to-back champions Barangay Ginebra Gin Kings, 96-101, in Game 7 of the Finals series Friday at the Philippine Arena here.
The two-time Best Import winner saw his monster double-double effort of 26 points and 24 rebounds go all for naught as the Gin Kings walk away with the crown in front of mammoth record crowd of 54,086.
Durham carried the fightback of the Bolts in the second half after going down by 20 points in the third but all his efforts weren’t enough.
“Eventually something's gotta give. Last year we lost in Game 6, this year we pushed it to Game 7,” said Durham. “It was a hard fought game. We started a little too late with the spots.”
Durham could only hope that Meralco will call his number again next year.
“I really wanna win with this group of guys. They work so hard, we work so hard. We're gonna keep going at it,” he said.
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