8 a.m. ET: Jason Terry had a rough game Wednesday in New Orleans. Maybe he was just saving his bullets for Dallas.
The former Maverick returns to his old stomping grounds on Friday as the Celtics (36-31) make their one and only trip to Big D. Terry helped the Mavs win the NBA championship in 2011, when they outlasted LeBron James’ Miami Heat in the NBA Finals, but the former sixth man of the year has had his struggles this year. He went scoreless in 20 minutes against the Hornets in his last game, shooting 0-for-5 from the field and committing three fouls.
Up next is the Mavs (32-36), who are trying to make a late, highly improbable run to a playoff spot. The Mavs have won seven of their last 11 games and have closed within three games in the loss column of the eighth-seeded Lakers. As Dirk Nowitzki gets his stride back, though, Dallas has struggled to find consistency. They let a golden opportunity at a win escape on Wednesday when they bowed out by 17 points to the Nets at home.
Join us for updates and analysis during the game, which tips off at 8:30 p.m. ET.