PBA: Resilient Bolts just keep on charging

Paul Lintag on Nov 07, 2018 07:34 PM
PBA: Resilient Bolts just keep on charging
Meralco has erased the Fuel Masters' twice-to-beat edge to force sudden death on Friday.

There's still power left at Meralco.

The Bolts survived yet another knockout game, this time beating no. 2 Phoenix Wednesday to start the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup quarterfinals.

Meralco has erased the Fuel Masters' twice-to-beat edge to force sudden death on Friday.

On the brink of elimination with a 1-6 card following six straight losses, the Bolts have reeled off five consecutive wins to knock on the door of the semifinals.

"Our team is just resilient right now," said import Allen Durham.

"We started 1-6 and we knew we had to turn it around. From that point, we've been playing hard on defense, playing together on offense and we've been pulling out victories. It feels good," he added.

Against the Fuel Masters, the Bolts were locked in a defensive struggle in the first half.

And then Durham led a furious Meralco run in the third to turn the game around. The Bolts cruised in the fourth to take the win and live another day.

With a do-or-die coming up, Durham and the Bolts are prepared.

"We know they'll come out stronger, more physical. For both of us it's a do-or-die game so we just gotta match their intensity," he said.

"I think we just gotta know that it's not over until the final buzzer. We gotta keep playing hard no matter how the game is looking. It's not over until the fourth quarter at the end of the buzzer," Durham added.

 

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