by Jonas Terrado
Terrence Jones continued to show off his explosive form, dropping 43 points to lead TNT KaTropa over the Alaska Aces, 99-85, in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
The former Houston Rocket shot 15-of-28 from the field while adding 22 rebounds, five assists, three steals and two blocks to lead the KaTropa to a 2-0 record for a share of the early lead with NorthPort and Blackwater.
Jones, however, was ejected with 2:11 remaining for a second Flagrant Foul 1 for hitting Alaska’s Jake Pascual after a rebound battle.
Nonetheless, Jones showed no signs of slowing down after firing 41 points against NLEX in his debut last Wednesday at the Ynares Center in Antipolo City.
Jayson Castro had 14 points, four rebounds, three assists, three steals and two blocks and Tony Semerad chipped in 11 points and five rebounds.
Import Chris Daniels had 23 points and 19 rebounds while Jvee Casio scored 22 points but the Aces dropped to 1-2 after their second straight loss.
TNT 99 – Jones 43, Castro 14, Semerad A. 11, Pogoy 9, Rosario 8, Heruela 7, Trollano 4, Taha 2, Williams 1, Semerad D. 0, Casino 0.
Alaska 85 – Daniels 23, Casio 22, Banchero 12, Racal 8, Pascual 7, Teng 5, Enciso 4, Thoss 2, Cruz 2, Exciminiano 0, Baclao 0, Galliguez 0, Ayaay 0.
Quarterscores: 24-23, 50-48, 73-63, 99-85.