Meralco completed a great rally from the brink of elimination as it carved out a mind-boggling 108-103 overtime win over Phoenix Petroleum Friday night to sneak into the PBA Governors Cup Final Four before a stunned crowd at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
It was a turnaround to die for, with the Bolts coming from a 1-4 win-loss showing in an FIBA tourney in Thailand then starting with six losses against a lone win in this PBA tourney.
Allen Durham and his teammates strung up six straight wins with their back against the wall, and thus the Bolts grabbed the last ticket to the semifinals joining early qualifiers Barangay Ginebra, Magnolia Pambansang Manok and Alaska Milk.
It’s Ginebra and Magnolia in their side of the best-of-five semis series beginning Saturday at the Ynares Sports Center. Meralco and Alaska open their own Final Four face-off Sunday at the same Antipolo playing venue.
Durham showed the stuffs that has made him a two-time Best Import awardee while Baser Amer dished out one of the biggest games in his career to lead the Bolts to the great win over the Fuel Masters.