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Even after 41-point debut, Terrence Jones still sees room for improvement

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Terrence Jones just showed that he’s a cut above the rest on Wednesday night.

The NBA veteran was impressive in this debut in the Filipino pro league, putting up 41 big points along with 14 rebounds, four assists, and two blocks in the game. He powered his TNT KaTropa to a 102-87 decimation of the NLEX Road Warriors.

The 6-foot-9 Jones already registered 23 points in the first half, in which he led the Texters’ furious rally. TNT turned an early eight-point deficit to a wide 50-34 advantage approaching the final minute of the second frame.

“Yes. Amazing play by my teammates and myself,” said the 27-year-old product of University of Kentucky.

“Wala ka nang hahanapin sa kanya, lalo na sa opensa. He can score in any way,” lauded KaTropa head coach Bong Ravena of Jones, whose recent basketball stint happened last March with the Houston Rockets in the NBA.

Jones also expressed that he does not have any issues with the PBA’s physical style of play.

“I find it fun, I like physical games,” he said. “I like the pace that we are playing defensively. I think we are going to be better from here.

“We are going to go back, watch the film, and be better in the next game.”

Despite leaving a good impression, Jones is still looking to improve from his first PBA game, especially after Ravena said post-game that he wants to see Jones to do better on both the defensive end and from the foul line.

Jones shot just 8-for-19 from the charity stripe in the win.

“It’s my first game. I’m not perfect, I got a lot to work on. I got a lot to communicate with my teammates, and just keep getting better each game.

“I know coach is gonna expect a lot from me because he wants the best for me,” he said.

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