Terrence Jones stamps class as TNT crushes NLEX

Delfin Dioquino
Terrence Jones stamps class as TNT crushes NLEX
The former NBA player runs roughshod over the defense with a monster double-double performance

ANTIPOLO CITY, Philippines – Terrence Jones proved worthy of the hype surrounding him by steering TNT to a 102-87 blowout of NLEX in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Ynares Center here on Wednesday, May 22. 

The former NBA player ran roughshod over the Road Warriors’ defense, putting up 41 points, 14 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 blocks in his PBA debut as the KaTropa clinched their first game of the conference. 

NLEX actually held a 23-18 lead after the maiden period before Jones scored 19 of his 23 first half points in the 2nd quarter to propel TNT to a 52-39 advantage heading into the second half. 

It was all the KaTropa from there as their lead swelled to as large as 25 points behind Jones and locals Anthony Semerad, Kelly Williams and Jayson Castro. 

Semerad had 11 points and 6 rebounds, Kelly Williams chalked up 10 points and 9 rebounds, while Castro chipped in 9 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals in the win. 

Also making their presence felt for TNT were Don Trollano, who added 8 points, and Roger Pogoy, who chimed in 6 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists, and 2 steals. 

Curtis Washington paced the Road Warriors, who fell to 0-1, with 18 points and 16 rebounds, while Poy Erram had 14 points and 12 rebounds off the bench.

Kenneth Ighalo added another 12 points for NLEX and Juami Tiongson delivered 10 points and 4 rebounds in the losing effort. – Rappler.com

 

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Delfin Dioquino

Delfin Dioquino dreamt of being a PBA player, but he did not have the skills to make it. So he pursued the next best thing to being an athlete – to write about them. He took up journalism at the University of Santo Tomas and joined Rappler as soon as he graduated in 2017.