Unruffled by Calvin Abueva’s clothesline hit, Terrence Jones churned out another big game and led the TNT KaTropa to a convincing 110-97 win over all-Filipino five-peat champ San Miguel Beer in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Ynares Sports Center here.
Jones collected double-double numbers (18 points and 14 rebounds) right in the first half, teaming up with RR Pogoy and Jayson Castro to set the tone early in this Petron Blaze Saturday Special.
The whole TNT team sustained a brilliant game, and overwhelmed the off-form San Miguel side for a second straight blowout win and a 4-1 win-loss record overall.
For the Beermen, it’s a second blowout loss after a mind-boggling 88-121 rout by the Stanley Pringle-less NorthPort squad.
It was indeed a team effort where Jones was at forefront position offensively and defensively. The former Houston Rocket went on to finish with 30 points and 18 rebounds on top of five blocks, four assists and two steals against four turnovers.
Castro could have hit the triple-double but the KaTropa opted to dribble away their last two possessions.
TNT 110 – Jones 30, Rosario 17, Pogoy 15, Trollano 13, A. Semerad 11, Castro 9, Reyes 8, Taha 4, Heruela 3, D. Semerad 0, Golla 0, Casino 0.
San Miguel 97 – Pessumal 24, Rhodes 20, Lassiter 16, Fajardo 13, Ross 9, Santos 6, Cabagnot 5, Rosser 2, Standhardinger 2.
Quarterscores: 35-20, 57-41, 87-64, 110-97.