PBA: Jones scores 49 and TNT wins fourth straight for solo lead
Paul Lintag on Jun 15, 2019 06:39 PM
After dishing out 16 assists in the win against Ginebra Wednesday, Jones dropped 49 points against the Bolts and TNT took over first place in the mid-season joust with a 6-1 record.
Terrence Jones and TNT continue to dominate.
Jones is back to his scoring ways and he led the KaTropa to another convincing win in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup, this time a 104-91 beating of Meralco for the Petron Saturday Special game at the Big Dome.
After dishing out 16 assists in the win against Ginebra Wednesday, Jones dropped 49 points against the Bolts and TNT took over first place in the mid-season joust with a 6-1 record. It was the KaTropa’s fourth straight victory.
Jones scored 18 straight points for TNT to start the fourth period, allowing the KaTropa to finally pull away from the pesky Bolts.
On top of scoring a total of 49 points, his fourth 40-point game in the PBA, Jones also had 18 rebounds and four assists and shot 53 percent from the field, including seven of 11 from deep.
After Jones, Ryan Reyes fired 19 points off the bench, shooting six of seven from three-point range. Don Trollano added 16 for TNT, filling in on the scoring department as the KaTropa missed the services of lead guard Jayson Castro.
The Blur was out as he tied the knot with his long-time partner.
“We’re just happy for the win,” said head coach Bong Ravena.
“Kahit wala si Jayson, the rest of the guys stepped up, they played hard,” he added.
Meralco got a career-high 32 from Chris Newsome but it wasn’t enough to avoid a two-game losing skid. The Bolts dropped to 3-4 with the loss.
New import Jimmie Taylor scored 13 poitns and 18 rebounds for Meralco. He replaced Gani Lawal.
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