PBA: Terrence Jones welcomes physical play: “I find it fun”
Paul Lintag on May 22, 2019 10:18 PM
Jones outscored the Road Warriors by himself in the second quarter, 19-16, and finished with 41 points, 14 rebounds, four assists, and two blocks. (PBA)
ANTIPOLO CITY, Rizal — Terrence Jones wasted little time in making his presence felt in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.
The former Houston Rocket was dominant in his PBA debut Wednesday at the Ynares Center here, leading TNT to a rousing win over NLEX to start mid-season play.
Jones outscored the Road Warriors by himself in the second quarter, 19-16, and finished with 41 points, 14 rebounds, four assists, and two blocks.
It wasn’t a perfect game by any means but it was pretty strong for the first one.
“Yes, amazing play by teammates and myself,” Jones said.
“I think we got it done on the defensive end together and it helped us get great, easy offense. They were finding me and making sure it was easy for me. I appreciate my teammates for that,” he added.
Coming over to the Philippines for the first time, Jones wasn’t troubled with the known physical play in the PBA.
In fact, he enjoys it.
“I find it fun you know, I like physical games,” Jones said.
“I think we’re only going to get better from here,” he added.
With a strong PBA debut under his belt, Jones just wants to continue being aggressive for the coming games for TNT.
“I’m definitely coming and be aggressive, try to make plays,” he said.
“That’s what my team expects from me so I just wanna be there and be able to do that,” Jones added.
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