Of all the ways Terrence Jones scored on a night during which he piled up numbers unlike any in his career, most significant might have been the way he didn’t score.

On his way to a career-high 36 points in the Rockets’ 114-104 get-well win over the Bucks on Saturday night at Toyota Center, Jones finished pick-and-roll lobs to the rim. He completed drives. He slammed home offensive rebounds. He knocked down a corner 3. He even finally shut the door when he swatted an O.J. Mayo 3, grabbed the rebound and hit Mayo with a spin move on a coast-to-coast drive to complete his night.

Rarely, if ever, did Jones’ entire offensive repertoire include the Rockets running a play for him.

There were a few pick-and-roll reads from Jeremy Lin and James Harden. But mostly, Jones found his way. For all the examination of the Rockets’ offense since Thursday’s second-half meltdown, the way he scored, putting up 25 in the first half after he and his teammates totaled just 19 in the second half Thursday, might have been a powerful statement of what can always be done.

Mostly, he played with relentless energy and let the points take care of themselves.

“He had offensive rebounds, put-backs, run-outs, dives, just kind of played inside the offense,” coach Kevin McHale said. “The ball found him and he made nice plays.

“I was happy he went out there and played with that type of energy and effort. That’s what he’s got to do every night. … He just turned 22 a week ago. He has a real bright future.”