Jones accepts Santos' sorry

Terrence Jones accepted Arwind Santos' apology. Dennis Acosta
By Ivan Saldajeno

QUEZON CITY—Terrence Jones is now ready to bury the hatchet with Arwind Santos.

Jones said on Friday night that he is accepting Santos' apology for his racist action in Game 5 of the PBA Commissioner's Cup Finals.

"I'm a human being. I just wanted him to respect me as a person, a father, and a black man," the TNT import said.

However, many thought something was still not right when Jones seemed to have nothing of Santos' personal apology to him during the warm-ups.

But the former NBA veteran clarified that he was just focused on Game 6 especially that the backs of the KaTropa were against the wall.

"It's close to game time. At that point, I'm in game mode. I heard him, but I'm more focused on the game at that point," Jones quipped.

His focus bore fruit as he exploded for 41 points, 12 rebounds, two assists, four blocks, and two steals.

However, his early foul trouble mattered a lot as TNT struggled in the first half against SMB and eventually lost, 90-102, in Game 6 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, effectively giving the latter the Commissioner's Cup title.

"Credit goes out to them. They got the win," Jones simply said about losing the best-of-seven series.

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