Durham more concerned with extending Finals than record Best Import win

Paul Lintag on Jan 16, 2020 02:08 PM
Durham more concerned with Finals than record Best Import
As Durham's 21 points and 27 rebounds went to waste with a bad Meralco loss in Game 4 to go down 1-3 in the Governors' Cup Finals, he was in no mood to talk about his historic feat. (Photo by Richard Esguerra)

Meralco's Allen Durham made history Wednesday night just before Game 4 of the PBA Governors' Cup Finals.

Durham was awarded his third Best Import award, which moved him to second all-time for most Best Import awards in league history.

Only Bobby Parks Sr., the man that the award was named after, has more. Parks Sr. won seven of them during his PBA career.

But as Durham's 21 points and 27 rebounds went to waste with a bad Meralco loss in Game 4 to go down 1-3 in the Governors' Cup Finals, he was in no mood to talk about his historic feat.

"It don’t mean nothing right now [Best Import]," he said.

"I don’t really care about that, that’s not why I came back," Durham added.

The reason Durham came back for a fourth season with Meralco is to obviously win a championship.

The Bolts already lost two Governors' Cup Finals to Ginebra. They now trail a third Finals by two games.

"Very frustrating. They’re a great team, they got one of the best coaches in PBA history. It’s not gonna be easy," Durham said.

"I’m just worried about trying to get a win on Friday and extend the series," he added.

As Meralco fights for its season, Durham says they just flat out need to play better. After an embarrassing outing in Game 4, AD urges his whole team, including himself, to dig deep.

"It’s not even about Xs and Os, yeah we gotta execute but we gotta have some heart," he said.

"We basically gotta have heart. It’s not even about Xs and Os on Friday, We gotta come out and have some heart, and see if we want it more," Durham added.

 

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