As Jason Terry roamed the floor of the Philips Arena, one couldn't help but harken back to his days as a Hawk. He held down the fort there for several years before being dealt to the Mavs for Antoine Walker and Tony Delk in 2004. Although Terry doesn't have any reason to hold ill feelings for his former squad, he still seems to get a little more hyped up than normal for a seemingly insignificant regular-season game when he plays in Atlanta.
The numbers back this up also. Not only does he score better in Philips Arena as a Maverick, he is far more efficient. In the four games he has played there since 2004, Terry has averaged 24 points per game, 4.75 assists per game and shot 63.1% from the floor. In his career home games as a Hawk, he posted averages of 17.7 points, 6.06 assists and shot 43.8% from the floor.
Given, the sample size of four games as a Maverick playing in Atlanta doesn't exactly pinpoint a Jason Terry vendetta against the Hawks, but it's interesting to note that he scores more and assists less on a team with more scorers than the Hawks ever had. Shareef Abdur-Rahim anyone?
-Scooter Hendon, Hoops Nerd