Barako Bull leaned on new import Allen Durham to finally stop the bleeding.
Durham exploded a triple-double with 32 points, 24 rebounds and 10 assists in to power the Energy Colas to rousing 122-98 devastation of GlobalPort Batang Pier in the 2014 Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup at the Alonte Sports Arena in Biñan, Laguna Sunday, June 8.
It was an easy victory for Barako Bull which cruised to a wire-to-wire victory. The Energy Colas hardly broke a sweat to annihilate Batang Pier.
The Energy Colas thus snapped a five-game losing streak to improve to 2-5 with two games left in their elimination round schedule to tie idle Meralco at eighth and ninth spots.
GlobalPort, which endured its fifth consecutive defeat, is all alone at the cellar with a 1-6 slate. The team is in dire danger of being eliminated and failing to advance to the quarterfinals.
Durham recived plenty of help from his locals. Denok Miranda had 20 points; JC Intal, 14; Hans Thiele, 13; and Keith Jensen, 12.
Barako Bull jumped out of the starting gate with guns blazing. By the first 10 minutes of play they already had a 21-point lead, 31-10, late in the opening period. They went on to post a 38-20 cushion heading into the second quarter.
Barako Bull just continued their onslaught the rest of the way and never let their guard down. Barako could do no wrong as their players shot a whopping 56 percent from the field.
The Barako Bull lead swelled to as high as 34 points, 113-78, after Miranda’s triple with 5:40 remaining.
Terrence Romeo Batang Pier with a team-high 22 points.
BARAKO BULL 122 – Allen Durham 32, Denok Miranda 20, JC Intal 14, Hans Thiele 13, Keith Jensen 12, Willie Miller 9, Mick Pennisi 5, Bonbon Custodio 4, Jeric Fortuna 3, Mark Isip 2, Carlo Lastimosa 2, Nico Salva 2, Dave Marcelo 2, Leo Najorda 2, Willy Wilson 0.
GLOBALPORT BATANG 98 – Terrence Romeo 22, Dior Lowhorn 17, Jay Washington 15, Alex Cabagnot 13, Eric Menk 9, Mark Macapagal 8, RR Garcia 5, Ronjay Buenafe 4, Jewel Ponferada 4, Mark Yee 1, Rudy Lingganay 0, Marvin Hayes 0, Jondan Salvador 0.
Quarter scores: 38-20, 59-47, 92-69, 122-98.