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el­e­ments are merely noise -- lit­er­ally and metaphor­i­cally.

“We just got to stay calm, not over­re­act be­cause it’s a long game, a long se­ries. We got to make sure we just never get too high or never to get low on any other calls, or any other plays and just stay in our lane and play Mer­alco bas­ket­ball,” he said.

Glen Rice Jr.’s ejec­tion in Game 4 of the Gine­bra-TNT semi­fi­nals se­ries con­tin­ues to be a hot topic on so­cial me­dia, and some won­der whether Durham could be sus­cep­ti­ble to a sim­i­lar melt­down.

What­ever trig­gered Rice to snap is all spec­u­la­tive, and judg­ing from Durham’s tem­per­a­ment the Mer­alco re­in­force­ment ap­pears bet­ter suited to han­dle a highly charged at­mos­phere.

“I’m sure emo­tions will be high. We got to be sure to re­al­ize that, not just one player is go­ing to win or lose the game for us,” Durham said.

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