Tonight, Game No. 26, could be called the re-start of the season for the Mavs. It appears this could be the night that Eddie Jones returns to the starting lineup and Jason Terry heads back to the bench as the sixth man, where he really thrived earlier in the season.
But, this is the plan Avery Johnson's wanted all along. Now we'll see if it has legs. For Terry's part, he's continuing to be all about team and ready to do whatever it takes.
"I'm ready for whatever role they put me in. I embrace it," Terry said Monday morning. "You've got to go out there with a passion and a love for the game, especially where we're at now as a team, everyone's healthy now. We really want to put this thing together and get a good rhythm."
As far as tonight being the time Johnson reverts back to the opening-night lineup, Terry said: "You never know. Just keep your eyes open, stay prepared. We'll see, just don't be surprised."
-- Jeff Caplan