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Black hopes Durham is still as electrifying

The Meralco Bolts eye a promising start to their bid to bounce back from last year’s finals setback when they take on the Blackwater Elite today in the PBA Governors’ Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Meralco enters the 4:15 p.m. contest with reigning Best Import Allen Durham back, hoping to complete some unfinished business after a six-game loss to Barangay Ginebra San Miguel in the season-ending conference the previous year.

Allen Durham of Meralco.
What is also motivating the Bolts is their eagerness to recover from falling short of making the semifinals of the Commissioner’s Cup, when a costly turnover by Chris Newsome allowed TNT KaTropa to win their hard-fought quarterfinal series.

“Expectations are there for our team with Allen coming back, considering we did make the finals with him last year and he was the Best Import, and we hope that Allen will be a big factor for us this conference,” said Bolts coach Norman Black.

The Bolts will be hard-pressed to start their campaign on a high note against an Elite team which will be without Gilas Pilipinas member Mac Belo because of the ongoing William Jones Cup stint in Taiwan and Art dela Cruz, who was listed out for the whole conference due to an Achilles injury.

High-flying import Trevis Simpson will be tasked to carry much of the load for the Elite, who are out to improve on their dismal 2-9 showing last conference.

Source: http://sports.mb.com.ph/2017/07/21/pba-black-hopes-durham-is-still-as-electrifying/

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