TNT import Terrence Jones refused to engage in a verbal sparring with Chris Ross after the San Miguel guard called him a “baby” following Game Three of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals.
Jones got into another altercation when he headbutted Ross halfway into the first quarter of Game Three won by TNT, 115-105, on Friday night. Jones was called for a flagrant foul one, while Ross was issued a technical foul for an incident.
Asked about the incident later, Ross launched a tirade at the temperamental TNT import who he said is "mentally a baby.”
Jones, however, refused to react to Ross’ statements when asked by reporters, instead praising teammates Jayson Castro, Troy Rosario, Roger Pogoy, and Don Trollano for the Game 3 win.
“I don’t know. I don’t have too much to say about that," the former Houston Rockets mainstay said. "I’m trying to win, game by game, and we did that today. We just try to move forward and win Game Four."
Jones also declined to answer when asked if he felt Ross flopped in the incident that led to his flagrant foul, or the elbow that Christian Standhardinger threw at him in the second half that led to a flagrant foul one for the San Miguel big man.
Jones said he is focused on winning the best-of-seven series, which TNT leads, 2-1, going to Game 4 on Sunday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.