The TNT KaTropa has kept the San Miguel Beermen win-less in this conference as they avenged their All-Filipino quarterfinals defeat, 110-97.
Terrence Jones has introduced himself to the champion squad of the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup.
The former Houston Rockets forward scored 30 points and grabbed 18 rebounds for the KaTropa. He was later awarded as the Bida Player of the Game.
Talk ‘N Text used the three-point area as their main offensive arsenal in this match and they were successful as they controlled the entire ball-game.
RR Pogoy had five treys, Don Trollano, Terrence Jones and Anthony Semerad had their respective three three-pointer made to confuse the defense of SMB.
The KaTropa led as much as 24 points in the ball-game and never trailed.
In the second half, Beermen head coach Leo Austria made his adjustment as he unleashed Von Pessumal to answer the long range weapon of their opponent.
Pessumal had an impressive shooting as he shoots 8-of-8 from three-point territory. He made a tandem with Marcio Lassiter where they cut the deficit to only 10 points.
However, Anthony Semerad of the KaTropa served as the fireman for coach Bong Ravena as he drilled his three-pointer to take the momentum back.
Jones on the other hand, he made sure that SMB import Charles Rhodes and June Mar Fajardo can’t score inside the post.
The former first round pick in the NBA finished the Beermen with a hammer slam.
San Miguel now dropped 0-2 while Talk ‘N Text climbed up in the standing with their 4-1 slater.
Terrence Jones AND-1
TNT vs San Miguel Box Score
Quarters: 35-20 | 57-41 | 87-64 | 110-97
KaTropa (110) – Jones 30, Rosario 17, Pogoy 15, Trollano 13, A. Semerad 11, Castro 9, Reyes 8, Taha 4, Heruela 3
Beermen (97) – Pessumal 24, Rhodes 20, Lassiter 16, Fajardo 13, Ross 9, Santos 6, Cabagnot 5, Rosser 2, Standhardinger 2