Boston: 102.5 points/100 possessions (24th)
Dallas: 105.7 points/100 possessions (15th)
Boston: 102.1 points/100 possessions (4th)
Dallas: 106.6 points/100 possessions (19th)
Probable Dallas Starters: Mike James (PG), O.J. Mayo (SG), Shawn Marion (SF), Dirk Nowitzki (PF), Chris Kaman (C)
View From The Opposing Bench: The Two Man Game
Jason Terry’s homecoming is the main story of the evening. He had some words today about that return to his former team
Speaking during an interview on Boston sports radio WEEI (93.7 FM), Terry talked about his homecoming, the Celtics getting ripped by coach Doc Rivers at shootaround on Friday, and his growing disdain for the Miami Heat.
As for being back in Dallas, Terry offered: “I’m going to be fired up, man. This is a big game for us, not only for me, but for our team. We dropped one in New Orleans; definitely shouldn’t have lost to them. We’ve got to get back and get things rolling.”
Asked if it will be emotional, Terry said not to expect tears, just smiles and hugs for the former teammates he won a title with. But his main priority is getting Boston back on track.
“My focus is on winning this game,” said Terry. “I’m not going to get caught up in the emotional things tonight, just because I know how important it is for us to get the win tonight.” (Via Chris Forsberg of ESPNBoston)
Should be a fun reception for JT. Other bad news of note for Boston. Shawn Marion is back in lineup tonight after missing eight games due to injury. He should make a bad rebounding situation worse for Boston.
Prediction: Mavericks 96, Celtics 89