TERRENCE Jones has put together a pair of triple-double performances and 40-plus games in his PBA debut with the TNT KaTropa.
But Jones is the first to say that TNT's league-best record isn't the work of one man.
“I think scoring is something that I’m doing but I’m definitely happy that my teammates know where to be when I get the ball and I’m finding them when they are double teamed and they are knocking down shots," Jones said.
"Credit to their hardwork, staying in the gym, making sure they are ready to take those threes when they are wide open,” said Jones.
The TNT import compiled 33 points, 21 rebounds, and 13 assists in the KaTropa’s 102-81 win over Rain or Shine on Wednesday night that kept them on top of the standings with an 8-1 record.
For the KaTropa to sustain their rise, every player must get involved, Jones said.
“I think right now, it’s on me to make sure everybody is staying involved in the offense,” Jones said. “Whether hitting guys like Roger (Pogoy), Don (Trollano), or Troy (Rosario) even for corner threes or if I’m a big in transition as you know, running hard to reward them for that. Just making sure I do my thing and get everybody involved.”
Jones said they did exactly that in the win over Rain or Shine, pointing to four players scoring in double figures.
“I think it was a great team win. I think everybody got involved and showed great teamwork. Definitely, getting stops and running in transition and keeping our pace of the game offensively, just making sure everybody is getting their shots and being aggressive,” said Jones.