Durham’s triple-double lifts Meralco over lowly Kia

By , on August 7, 2017


The Bolts took over from the latter part of the first quarter and dominated the Picanto from there. Durham finished with 25 points, 11 rebounds, 13 assists, and two blocks (Wikimedia Commons, Fair use)
The Bolts took over from the latter part of the first quarter and dominated the Picanto from there. Durham finished with 25 points, 11 rebounds, 13 assists, and two blocks (Wikimedia Commons, Fair use)

MANILA, Aug. 6— Allen Durham notched a triple-double as Meralco blew past Kia, 112-97, in their PBA Governors’ Cup match at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on Sunday night.

The Bolts took over from the latter part of the first quarter and dominated the Picanto from there. Durham finished with 25 points, 11 rebounds, 13 assists, and two blocks, while Chris Newsome added 19 points, five rebounds, seven assists, and two steals for Meralco, which dished out 31 dimes compared to only 10 turnovers.

Markeith Cummings tallied 20 markers, seven rebounds, and two assists for Kia.

Box Scores:

Meralco 112 — Durham 25, Newsome 19, Amer 17, Lanete 14, Caram 8, Dillinger 8, Nabong 7, Hugnatan 6, Chua 4, Faundo 4, Hodge 0, Daquioag 0, Sedurifa 0

Kia 97 — Cummings 20, Celda 17, Khobuntin 13, Yee 11, Nimes 8, Corpuz 8, Revilla 6, Deutchman 5, Paniamogan 4, Camson 3, Ballesteros 2, Elorde 0, Teng 0, Salva 0 Quarterscores: 26-15, 57-41, 82-66, 112-97