PBA: Jones on Abueva clothesline: “I don’t think it was basketball”

Paul Lintag on Jun 02, 2019 10:22 PM
PBA: Jones on clothesline: “I don’t think it was basketball”
“I don’t know what type of play that was, I don’t think it was basketball,” Jones said of Abueva’s clothesline.

ANTIPOLO CITY, Rizal — After his very first PBA game at the Ynares Center here, TNT import Terrence Jones says he welcomes physical play.

It’s fun he said.

Sunday back at the Ynares Center for another TNT win, Jones got his “fun” with an uber-physical showdown with Phoenix that resulted in multiple ejectons from both sides.

However, one particular play was not physical at all, it was borderline dirty as Jones was on the receiving end of a vicious clotheline from Calvin Abueva in the middle of the fourth quarter.

Both players have been going at it and in the previous play, Abueva knocked Jones down and as Terrence was getting up, he apparently hit Calvin in his crown jewels.

“I don’t know what type of play that was, I don’t think it was basketball,” Jones said of Abueva’s clothesline.

“It’s been very physical for me every game, guys taking cheap shots and doing things to try and get under my skin. I’m learning how to deal with it,” he added.

On the alleged hit to Abueva’s nether regions, Jones denies all accusations.

He says that was just Calvin trying to get a reaction from him.

“I don’t think so man. He was leaning over me and used the tactics to flop a little bit and pretty much acted,” Jones said.

“You can go back and watch the film. I know I didn’t put my hand towards any man’s groin area. It’s a lot of cheap shots and guys trying to get a reaction from me since they saw it work two games ago,” he added.

Despite the physical play, Jones got his fun.

40 points and a win will get you pretty happy.

“Besides that, the game’s fun and I enjoyed getting that win. That is what’s important to me is winning,” Jones said.

 

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