Published On: Fri, Aug 9th, 2019

Ross says Jones ‘mentally a baby’

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Suffering two busted lips in their first two encounters, Chris Ross gets headbutted by Terrence Jones early in Game 3

Published 12:09 AM, August 10, 2019

Updated 12:09 AM, August 10, 2019

MIND GAMES. Chris Ross and Terrence Jones continue to get physical against each other in the PBA finals. Photo from PBA Images

MIND GAMES. Chris Ross and Terrence Jones continue to get physical against each other in the PBA finals. Photo from PBA Images

MANILA, Philippines – Chris Ross pulled no punches on his opinion on Terrence Jones after the San Miguel guard was headbutted by the TNT import in Game 3 of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup finals on Friday, August 9.

Suffering two busted lips in their first two encounters, Ross was headbutted by Jones this time during a dead ball in the opening frame.

“He’s mentally a baby. Mentally, he’s a baby,” Ross told reporters. (READ: Ross to continue mind games, says up to Jones to be ‘mentally strong’)

“I got two busted lips and now a lump from a dude that’s mentally three, two years old.”

Ross also contested the severity of the referees’ calls following the incident as he incurred a technical foul while Jones escaped what could have been his second straight ejection with a flagrant foul penalty 1.

“I got a tech for no reason. I didn’t turn and talk to him or anything. They gave me a tech for nothing. They said they thought I said something to him. You can’t give a tech for you thinking something,” he said.

“That was their explanation to me. I think that’s BS. 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.”

As he remained on the court, Jones powered a 24-0 run the KaTropa used to erase an early 17-point Beermen lead on the way to 115-105 victory that gave them a 2-1 advantage in the best-of-seven series.

Jones finished with a near triple-double of 37 points off 5 three-pointers to go with 18 rebounds, 9 assists, and 5 blocks.

“I thought I’ve seen people ejected for a headbutt. I guess not today,” Ross said.

Ross and San Miguel will look to tie the series up in Game 4 at the Araneta Coliseum on Sunday, August 11. Rappler.com

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