Don't be surprised if Jason Terry is suited up tonight for the Mavericks' 8 p.m. start against Toronto.
Terry played three-on-three for close to 30 minutes after this morning's shootaround, wearing a weightlifter's sort of glove on his surgically repaired left hand. There was a pad inserted under the glove to protect the back side of his hand, where he suffered a broken bone on Feb. 7.
"It did OK, no swelling,'' Terry said after the workout. "We'll see how it looks in a few hours and if it's OK before the game, we'll see.''
Most of us took that as a sign that the Jet will be back on the runway tonight.
He made far more shots in the six-man scrimmage than he missed. He was guarded most of the time by long-armed Gerald Green, but Terry continually found ways to get off his shot, as he always seems to do.
Terry was asked if the energy level was OK after slightly more than three weeks on the shelf and said if there was any difference in that area, it was minimal.