ALLEN Durham remained defiant after Meralco lost Game Three of their PBA Governors Cup semifinal series against Alaska on Wednesday.
The Bolts bowed to the Aces, 104-102, as Durham missed on two good looks in the closing seconds, leaving Alaska a win short of making the finals.
“We couldn’t get the offensive rebound when we needed it. Like three different possessions or something like that. We had an opportunity to get a headway in the game but we couldn’t do it, we couldn’t get the rebound. That hurt us.”
“Obviously, I missed the point-blank shot in the end. Disappointing. But with that being said, it is not over. We’ve got two more games. We’ll come out and be ready for Saturday,” said Durham.
Durham, who finished the game with 37 points, 13 rebounds, and eight assists, also expressed confidence that the team can survive another do-or-die situation come Game Four on Saturday at the Cuneta Astrodome.
Meralco started the tournament at 1-6 (win-loss) before winning six successive do-or-die games.
“Do-or-die. We win or we go home,” said Durham. “I think everybody in the locker room is motivated. We've been in this position before, now we just got to get the outcome that we want.”