Terrence Jones, who won a national championship at Kentucky and played for three NBA teams over six seasons, was involved in one of the most bizarre on-court altercations you’ll see during a Philippine Basketball Association game over the weekend.
The incident occurred when Jones, who plays for TNT Katropa, was knocked to the ground in the fourth quarter by Calvin Abueva, who plays for the Phoenix Fuel Masters. Jones retaliated with a low blow and an elbow to the chin, and he proceeded to dance to the music playing in the arena as Abueva shook it off.
On the next play, Jones grabbed a defensive rebound and was met with a blindsided clothesline from Abueva, knocking him out of bounds and to the ground. Jones bounced up and went at Abueva, but teammates and officials intervened before the incident could escalate any further. Then, just like Jones, Abueva danced along to the arena music before he was ejected.
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Former NBA player Terrence Jones dealt a low blow to an opponent who later clotheslined him, sparking a brawl in a Philippine Basketball Association game.
8:18 AM – Jun 5, 2019
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Abueva was fined 50,000 Philippine pesos ($966) and suspended indefinitely (he was involved in another incident), while Jones was fined 70,000 Philippine pesos ($1,353), according to the PBA’s website.
The game, which TNT Katropa won 114-88 behind Jones’ 40 points, featured multiple confrontations, including a shoving match in the first quarter.
Jones, a 6-9 forward, was drafted 18th overall in 2012 by Houston, where he spent his first four NBA seasons. He played two games for the Rockets this season in February and March while on 10-day contracts. He has career averages of 10.4 points and 5.7 rebounds.