The Talk ‘N Text KaTropa were successful in making back-to-back victories against the Alaska Aces, 99-85.
Similar to their 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup opener versus the NLEX Road Warriors, coach Bong Ravena and his squad had another lopsided victory.
Terrence Jones stepped up his game and this time around registered a monstrous 43 points and 22 rebounds performance.
Unlike last Wednesday where Jones shoots an awful 1-of-7 from the rainbow territory, against the Aces he was sharp as he converted five out of his eight three-pointer attempts.
However, Jones got ejected after he was slapped with a technical foul after he tripped Jake Pascual. That point of time Talk ‘N Text were ahead by 14 points with only 2:11 remaining in the final quarter.
Without their import on the floor, Jayson Castro and the rest of the players deployed by coach Bong Ravena on the floor made sure to protect the lead.
Chris Daniels led Alaska with 23 points and 19 rebounds while JV Casio added 22 markers who made 4-of-8 from beyond the arc.
TNT is now tied with the Blackwater Elite at the top of the standings while the Aces absorbed another defeat and now has 1-2 slate.
Talk ‘N Text vs Alaska Box Score
Quarters: 24-23 | 50-48 | 73-63 | 99-85
KaTropa (99) – Jones 43, Castro 14, Semerad A. 11, Pogoy 9, Rosario 8, Heruela 7, Trollano 4, Taha 2, Williams 1
Aces (85) – Daniels 23, Casio 22, Banchero 12, Racal 8, Pascual 7, Teng 5, Enciso 4, Thoss 2, Cruz 2