|Posted by shawn cassidy on March 30, 2013 at 5:30 AM|
Nothing new, Jason Terry has been a streaky shooter in his first season with the Celtics, and Ray was that kind of shooter as well, but Ray still demanded more, and he still hit game winners when he had a bad game. Ray always had one good shot in the tank even if he missed 5,6,or even 7 shots missed consecutively. Terry's last five games have been forgettable. He was averaging 6.6 points in that stretch, but Friday night was his Exorcist moment. He hit 5-of-7 3-pointers overall and 4-of-5 in the second quarter when he scored 14 of his 24 points.
Pierce on Terry:
“He’s a veteran. He knows that the playoffs are right around the corner, so he’s really picked up his production. He’s picked up his shooting. He’s being a lot more aggressive for us, and we’re going to need that bench scoring in the playoffs. He’s just a veteran who’s been around the block a few times, and he understands the moments and that time is winding down getting ready for the playoffs.”
Terry will win a few playoff games, or he'll help win a few playoff games. He's got the mindset, and he wants to win.
“This is the time of the year where you want to get ready for the playoffs, so I just told myself to be aggressive,” Terry said. “You know, Doc (Rivers) has been putting in great plays. As long as we execute, somebody’s going to get a good shot. That’s where our emphasis is at solely.
“We’re not looking to just get one guy going. If we move the ball the way we’re capable of, somebody’s going to reap the benefits. (Last night) it just happened to be me.”
Terry benefited big time from the Celtics ball movement. He usually struggles when he's forced to make plays with nothing on the shot clock. Ball movement is the key for any Celtics run. It's the only way to make up for a Rondo-less Celtics. Terry will be a player that we demand a lot from during the playoffs. He was apart of a team that beat James in the Finals. We need him to play like he did in the 2011 playoffs. Keep your fingers crossed for that.