PBA: Triples-doubles don’t count for Jones, wins do

Paul Lintag on Jul 07, 2019 07:43 PM
PBA: Triples-doubles don’t count for Jones, wins do
Jones finished the win against Blackwater with 36 points, 16 rebounds, and 15 assists for his second straight triple-double.

After another dominating performance Sunday in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup, Terrence Jones has set some new team records for TNT KaTropa.

Jones finished the win against Blackwater with 36 points, 16 rebounds, and 15 assists for his second straight triple-double.

With three triple-doubles in this conference, Jones has tied TNT’s single conference record previously set by Silas Mills in 1998.

He’s also the first player in the PBA to record at least three triple-doubles in a conference since 2013.

However, Jones does not care about things like that. He’s more concerned about wins and the KaTropa have won seven straight with him at the lead for a near-perfect 9-1 record.

“I’m not worried about that,” Jones said of the triple-doubles.

“I’m just happy we’re winning games and we’re looking like we’re building our chemistry for the playoffs,” he added.

With the win over Blackwater, TNT has locked up a top-2 seed and a twice-to-beat edge in the quarterfinals.

Jones said it was a total team effort. He’s getting his numbers but he’s making sure to remind his teammates to stay ready and sharp when he finds them. His TNT locals have not disappointed him.

Against the Elite, five other players scored in double figures for the KaTropa after Jones.

“I give the credit to my teammates you know. I tell them to shoot the ball when they get it and they’re making shots,” Jones said.

“A lot of these teams are trying to double team me and I just want them to be ready and have confidence. I think that’s how we’re playing now and everybody’s having fun and enjoying each other,” he added.

 

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