PBA: Ex Rocket Terrence Jones explodes for 41 points to lead TNT past NLEX

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Posted at May 22 2019 09:28 PM | Updated as of May 22 2019 10:28 PM

Terrence Jones showed his NBA-caliber skills in TNT's convincing win over NLEX on Wednesday. PBA Media Bureau

Terrence Jones lived up to his NBA credentials, scoring 41 points and grabbing 14 rebounds to lead TNT past NLEX, 102-87, in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup in Antipolo on Wednesday.

The former Houston Rockets player was held to just 4 points in the first quarter at Ynares Center, but the 18th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Rookie Draft came back strong in the second tallying 19 points.

With Jones carrying the fight, the KaTropa held a 52-39 halftime advantage that ballooned to as high as 25 points.

Anthony Semerad chipped in 11 points, while Kelly Williams had 10 points and 9 rebounds for TNT.

NLEX was paced by Curtis Washington’s 18 points and 16 rebounds, while Poy Erram chipped in 14 and 12.

The scores:

TNT 102 – Jones 41, A. Semerad 11, Williams 10, Castro 9, Trollano 8, Pogoy 6, Taha 4, Heruela 4, D. Semerad 4, Rosario 4, Reyes 1, Miranda 0, Casino 0.

NLEX 87 – Washington 18, Erram 14, Ighalo 14, Tiongson 10, Magat 9, Lao 7, Galanza 6, Fonacier 4, Soyud 2, Tallo 2, Paredes 1, Baguio 0, Paniamogan 0.

Quarters: 18-23; 52-39; 81-60; 102-87.

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