PBA Finals: Durham believes Meralco capable of overturning Ginebra’s 3-2 lead

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — The Meralco Bolts fell into a dangerous 2-3 hole after dropping Game 5 of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Governors' Cup Finals on Sunday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

The defeat saw Barangay Ginebra move to a win away from ending an eight-year title drought.

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 But newly-minted Best Import of the Conference Allen Durham said his side has more to give.

"This season has been nothing but adversity for us," Durham said. "We got the type of team that can bounce back, and we can win these next two games."

If the Bolts want to take the next two encounters, Durham said they have to start out as the more aggressive team.

"We got to have better starts," Durham conceded.

In Game 4, the Bolts fell behind by as much as 42-26 in the first half. They were able to mount a sizzling 34-4 rally of their own in the third quarter, but were unable to stop Ginebra's payoff period run.

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It was a different story in Game 5 as they never got a taste of the lead the entire contest.

"We can’t start like how we did tonight (Game 5) or like how we did last game," Durham said.

The Bolts will get the chance to spoil Ginebra's party plans when they take them on in Game 6 of the Finals on Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.