Durham hopes to get job done in his second finals appearance

October 11, 2017

If there's a silver lining Meralco's runner-up finish last season did to the team, Allen Durham believes it's definitely the experience on playing when the spotlight is at its brightest.

"Last year was a first for almost everybody, and it was also my first Finals in my professional career. But now that we got the experience, we now know what to expect," he said.

And as the Bolts gear up for another crack at the title in the 2017 PBA Governors' Cup Finals, Durham is ready to take on all comers as he looks to end what he regards as an unfinished business.

The reigning Best Import expects another emotional duel between Meralco and Ginebra as he sees the series to go the distance.

"I do think it's going to be tense, especially with the history that we're building and it's a rematch. We just have to understand that it is going to be a long series. We can never be too high or too low. We just got to stay focused and wait for the outcome in the end," he said.

Though the Bolts finished the eliminations at number one, Durham acknowledges that just like last season, his team is the clear underdog in this tiff.

However, the 29-year-old slotman is keeping a positive vibe as he seeks to deliver the franchise's first championship.

"Anything is possible," he said. "Last year, we didn't expect to make the championship but we played good basketball at the right time and we made it that far. This year, that was our goal going in. We wanted to make it back but we got to finish it. That's our focus right now."

"We made it here but that's not enough. We want to hold that trophy at the top of our head." (DL)