PBA: Jones gets 40-20 and TNT rolls past Alaska

Paul Lintag on May 25, 2019 09:26 PM
PBA: Jones gets 40-20 and TNT rolls past Alaska
After firing 41 points in his PBA debut, Jones was good for 43 points this time and TNT won a second game in as many outings.

There’s no stopping Terrence Jones and TNT in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.

At least for now.

Jones was dominant once again, leading the KaTropa to a big 99-85 win over Alaska Saturday at the Big Dome.

After firing 41 points in his PBA debut, Jones was good for 43 points this time and TNT won a second game in as many outings.

He also had 22 rebounds before getting ejected with two minutes left for two technical fouls in the game.

“Our main short-term goal is to win as much as possible, especially in the early part of the conference,” said head coach Bong Ravena.

“Kailangan main laging maka-panalo, hahanapin kasi namin mga talo namin sa una [late in the conference],” he added.

TNT got the job done against the Aces to be on top of the standings this early.

The KaTropa pulled away in the fourth, leading by as many as 19 after being only up two at the break.

Jones was largely responsible for that, scoring 14 in the second quarter and another 21 in the second half to anchor the TNT offense.

Jayson Castro was the top local for the KaTropa, adding 14 points, three asssists, three steals, and two blocks.

Alaska got 23 from import Chris Daniels and 22 from Jvee Casio but the Aces have now lost back-to-back games for a 1-2 record.


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