06 November 2017

Allen Durham Raring To Come Back For The 3rd Time

They may have bowed to Ginebra again in a seven-game PBA Governors' Cup finals battle, but Bolts import Allen Durham kept his head held high.

Meralco put up a gallant stand late in the game but fell short of pulling off a comeback from a 20-point deficit as Ginebra held on to a 101-96 win in Game 7.

"We fought good, we lost to a good team, we don’t have (anything) to be ashamed or anything like that. We got to keep working," said Durham.

There's no denying how much Durham impacts a game, averaging 25.44 points, 20.06 rebounds, 6.81 assists, and 1.25 blocks to help the Bolts. This is enough to give him his second Bobby Parks Best Import award.

As tough and painful the loss was, he's hoping to go for a third tour of duty next year and finally win the much-coveted title.

"It was a hard-fought series, it’s tough, it hurts," said Durham. "(But) we got to figure out a way to get over this hump (and) hopefully I can come back next year as we go at it again."

"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 added.

When asked if it was worth it, Durham didn't even blink when he said yes.

"For sure," he said. "Before now, I never played in front of 50,000 plus (audience), that could be another memory that I'll have until the day I die. I'd be able to tell my kids about it, so yeah, it's definitely worth it."

Game 7 registered a league record of 54,086, which broke the Game 6 crowd attendance of 53,642.

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