A still-positive Meralco team vowed to come out stronger after a rather disappointing performance in the Game 1 of the PBA Governors’ Cup finale against Barangay Ginebra.
The Bolts squandered a 10-point lead in the third quarter and faded in the end game in an 87-91 loss but refused to be disheartened as they regroup for Friday’s must-win Game 2 in Lucena.
“We’ll come back stronger in Game 2,” said import Allen Durham, who took responsibility for the lost with his relatively tame output of 25 points on a 10-of-26 clip in the opener.
“I got to shoot better. We got great contributions (from locals like Chris Newsome and Raymond Almazan) but I didn’t perform to the best of my ability so I got to be better next game,” said American who actually finished with a triple double with this 18-rebound and 10-assist posting.
With Ginebra ahead by two, Durham tried to bulldoze his way to the basket but his potential game-tying layup was foiled by Japeth Aguilar with 11.3 seconds left. It was a tough one to swallow for Durham, who felt there was contact but eventually prefers to move on.
|January 10, 2020||7:00 pm||PBA||2019 Governors' Cup Playoffs|
|Quezon Convention Center|