After phenomenal PBA debut, expect Terrence Jones to still get better for TNT
MANILA, Philippines—Terrence Jones already had one hell of a debut in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup, but we may have not seen the best of him yet.
The former NBA veteran put up 41 points, 14 rebounds, and two blocks in TNT’s 102-87 win over NLEX on Wednesday, but he felt there’s still room to improve on both ends of the floor.
“It’s my first game, I’m not perfect, I got a lot of work to do, I got to communicate with my teammates better, and just keep getting better each game,” said Jones.
“As a team we did a lot defensively, I know coach [Bong Ravena] is going to expect a lot from me because he wants the best for me… we’re only going to get better from here.”
Jones, who played eight seasons in the NBA and had a career average of 10.4 points and 5.7 rebounds, was everywhere for the KaTropa and he was the anchor throughout much of the game for them.
With everything starting from Jones, the rest of the KaTropa easily found their groove as they shot a respectable 44 percent clip, 41-of-93, as a whole while limiting the Road Warriors to a paltry 28-of-80 shooting.
The KaTropa also dished out a total of 21 assists most of which ended in buckets that Jones scored.
“Amazing play by my teammates and myself, I think we got it done on the defensive end together, and it helped us gather for easy offense,” said Jones. “They were finding me and just really passing me the ball and making sure it’s easy for me, so I got to appreciate my teammates for that.”
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