PBA: Jones, TNT double down on “excellent” defense in dominant Game 2 win

Paul Lintag on Jul 28, 2019 09:34 PM
PBA: Jones, TNT double down on “excellent” defense
71 points for the Gin Kings in Game 2 was the lowest for the team in the Justin Brownlee era.

TNT sure got it done on defense Sunday in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup semifinals.

The KaTropa shut down defending champion Ginebra and only allowed 71 points in a rousing Game 2 win, now taking a 2-0 lead in the best-of-5 series.

71 points for the Gin Kings was the lowest for the team in the Justin Brownlee era.

“Excellent defense, man,” import Terrence Jones said of TNT’s Game 2 effort.

“I think we all came together and really focused on what we wanted to take away and what we wanted to do defensively. That’s what we showed tonight,” he added.

The Gin Kings shot 42.5 percent from the field in Game 2, which is actually better than TNT’s 41 percent, but the KaTropa won by 17 in large part because Ginebra only scored 29 points in the second half.

Aside from Justin Brownlee, who scored 14 of his 25 points in the last two quarters, all of Ginebra’s weapons were pretty much taken cared of.

“We felt like we had a little more leeway this game compared to the last,” Jones said.

“So you know, I just wanted to make sure we stepped to our principles defensively to continue on winning,” he added.

 

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