We all saw Jason Terry beaming when he first came into tonight's game, and he was at it again in his post-game interview. He's such a competitor, I'm sure those weeks out with the broken hand were killing him. Good news is, the hand wasn't bothering him whatsoever on Sunday night. He said he may experiment with braces to see which one feels best (he had a hard one, with a soft pad underneath tonight).
Here's what he had to say: "The crowd gave me a great ovation, but I had to shake it off quick because J. Kidd was too busy calling my play. My timing was a little off, but we got the win and the guys were feeding off the energy. It was a total team effort, (Kidd's assist) milestone, James Singleton’s great rebounding effort, it really propelled us to have a great game tonight."
As far as his getting back into a rhythm, "it's more timing than anything. I still have to make the adjustment, still have to be prepared."
Now Terry's hand isn't completely healed yet (remember when we all figured it would be six weeks before he returned), but here's a quote from Mavericks team doctor T.O. Souryal about that: "Jason has several more weeks before the fracture is completely healed. His risk for reinjury is no different than it would be several weeks from now. Given than the injury is on his non-shooting hand, head athletic trainer Casey Smith fashioned a protective brace and Jet was anxious to give it a try."
-- Tracey Myers