PBA: Ross goes off on Jones: Mentally, he’s a baby

Paul Lintag, ABS-CBN Sports

Posted at Aug 10 2019 04:09 PM

In Game 3 of the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals Friday, things got intense early as Jones gave Ross an actual headbutt in the first quarter. Richard Esguerra, ABS-CBN Sports

The extra stuff between TNT’s Terrence Jones and the San Miguel Beermen, specifically Chris Ross, continues.

In Game 3 of the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals Friday, things got intense early as Jones gave Ross an actual headbutt in the first quarter.

The incident earned Jones a flagrant foul penalty one and Ross was actually called for a tecnical foul for taunting.

“Mentally, he’s a baby,” Ross said of Jones.

“I was going straight and then he came and headbutted me. I thought that was more than an F1. They called what they called but he’s mentally a baby,” he added.

Ross argues that he never should have been called for a tech, saying he didn’t say anything to Jones.

But replays showed that Ross was definitely talking near Jones as the two walked off the play during a dead ball.

“I got a tech for no reason, I didn’t turn and talk to him or anything. The give me a tech for nothing,” Ross said.

“They [referees] said they thought I said something to him [Jones]. You can’t give a tech for you thinking something. That was their explanation to me. I think that’s BS,” Ross added.

Jones and TNT eventually got the last laugh in Game 3, erasing an early 17-point deficit to take a 2-1 series lead in the Finals.

The TNT import dropped 37 points, 18 rebounds, nine assists, and five blocks. After a sensational Game 2, Ross was limited to just five points in Game 3.

This story was originally published on the ABS-CBN Sports website.