Durham rues Meralco’s poor endgame in Game 2 loss

first_imgLOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary That’s what Durham thought.From that point on, Ginebra’s defense clicked as they held Meralco checked for the remainder of the game as the Gin Kings went on to fire a 17-1 run to end the game and claim the 86-76 Game 2 victory.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We had a six-point lead in the fourth quarter. You got to be able pull a win out when you got a lead on a good team like that,” rued Durham, who was bestowed with his second straight Best Import award before the game.The 29-year-old big man did all he could for Meralco to claim Game 2, uncorking 25 points, hauling down 22 rebounds, dishing out seven assists with two steals to boot. The Bolts’ performance on Sunday was indeed an improvement from their listless showing in Game 1, but Durham noted that his team still needs a lot of fine-tuning, especially with the way they finished the game.“We played a whole lot better than Game 1. I think everybody was focused,” he said. “But down the stretch, we didn’t execute. We missed our free throws at crucial moments. I think the officials made some questionable calls at crucial moments, but that’s in the past.”But Durham isn’t putting too much thought on this game now, as he knows that the spotlight is now on Meralco to rebound in Game 3 on Wednesday.“[The loss] spoiled a little bit of everything. When you play good for 44 minutes, and then we come out with a loss, it’s kind of hard to take. But you got to move forward. The good thing is we’re not too deep in the hole and we still can come back. But we got to find a way to get that win on Wednesday,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games MOST READ Allen Durham. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAllen Durham truly believed that Meralco already had Game 2 of the PBA Governors’ Cup Finals in the bag.Leading 75-69 with 5:56 remaining, the Bolts were primed to equalizing the series.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasacenter_img Pat Riley’s 50th anniversary in the NBA has arrived Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  View commentslast_img