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Early surge keys Meralco's win over Star

Allen Durham finished with 29 points and 27 rebounds, as Meralco used a strong first quarter to defeat Star 96-90 in the PBA Governors' Cup at Sta. Rosa Multi-Purpose Complex in Laguna on Saturday.

Fueled by Garvo Lanete's 8 points, Meralco went on a 21-5 run to end the first quarter then led by double digits most of the way afterward.

Allen Durham had 29 points and 27 rebounds vs. Star.
Midway through the fourth, Star came within 80-74, but Meralco scored 7 unanswered points to extinguish the Hotshots' comeback bid.

All Meralco starters scored in double figures, with Chris Newsome contributing 17 points and 7 assists.

Durham also had 7 assists and 4 blocks for the Bolts, who raised their record to 6-2 for solo third place behind Barangay Ginebra and NLEX.

Full Article: http://news.abs-cbn.com/sports/09/09/17/pba-early-surge-keys-meralcos-win-over-star

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