PBA: Durham proud as Bolts get up from TNT’s knockout punch

Paul Lintag on Dec 22, 2019 07:03 AM
PBA: Durham proud as Bolts get up from TNT’s knockout punch
Fighting for their season, Durham certainly played like someone who didn’t want to go home, going for 36 points and 13 rebounds. (Photo by Josh Albelda)

ANTIPOLO — Down 1-2 in the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup semifinals, Allen Durham knew that TNT was going to try to finish them off in Game 4.

It certainly looked that way Saturday at the Ynares Center here with the KaTropa unloading a quick 15-0 run to take a 14-point lead over Meralco early.

But the Bolts would settle down and slowly take over, eventually finishing with a 12-point win to send the semis series to a deciding Game 5.

“We knew TNT was gonna try to hit us with a knockout punch, and we knew we had to weather the storm,” Durham said.

“But not only weather the storm but send our own punch as well. Our guys did it and I’m proud of them. We gotta do the same thing on Monday,” he added.

Fighting for their season, Durham certainly played like someone who didn’t want to go home, going for 36 points and 13 rebounds.

AD led the charge again but the Bolts were simply the hungrier team across the board, leading to an inspired performance.

“Everybody was hungry. We got deflections, tips, steals in key moments of the game,” Durham said.

“That’s just showing everyone’s hunger to win and get back to where we wanna go,” he added.

 

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