Jayson Castro had some very important personal business to attend to so he missed TNT’s game against Meralco Saturday in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.
The Blur got married, so congratulations on that, Mr. and Mrs. Castro.
With Castro out, the KaTropa were missing close to 12 points, seven rebounds, and seven assists against the Bolts.
Fortunately for TNT, super import Terrence Jones picked up the slack, at least in the scoring department, and made sure the KaTropa were still good to go.
Jones scored a PBA-high of 49 points to go along with 18 rebounds in the win.
He scored 18 straight in the fourth to allow TNT to pull away from Meralco for good and get the team’s fourth straight win in the Commissioner’s Cup.
“They didn’t double team as much and I knew we were short of Jayson, who’s an aggressive player for us, that playmaker,” Jones said.
“I knew I was gonna have to be a little more aggressive today to try and pick up what he would bring to our team. My team believed in me and I just wanted to be aggressive and do all I could,” he added.
Jones was one-point shy of getting 50 and he definitely wanted to get it to make his guys happy.
While he missed a 50-piece, getting the win, which is the priority, is good enough for the former Houston Rocket.
“I was aiming for a win and my teammates were rooting for 50. So I definitely wanted to get those guys happy and tried to get that other shot,” he said.
“But I was happy about the win and now we just gotta get ready for Columbian,” Jones added.
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