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Terry has tirade on Mavs bench

Posted on: April 9, 2011 2:20 pm
Posted by Royce Young

It's that stressful time of year. The playoffs are coming, taxes are due and players are anxious about finishing up the season strong.

Example? Jason Terry freaked out on the Mavericks bench Friday night against the Clippers.

During a huddle in the second quarter, Terry yelled at J.J. Barea and then turned on coach Rick Carlisle. Eventually Carlisle was very demonstrative with Terry, pointing emphatically at him while speaking loudly. Terry was then banished from the huddle. Eventually Terry made his way to the end of the bench, still barking at assistants. Owner Mark Cuban actually came over to try and cool Terry's jets (get it? You get it).

At the time this happened, Dallas was trailing by 14 to the Clippers in the first half. The Mavs had lost four straight coming in to the game. Evidently what sparked the incident was after Terry turned the ball over which led to an easy Clipper layup. Terry rolled the ball to Barea on the inbounds pass, which Barea sort of looked at him funny for. Timeout was called and that's when the you know what hit the fan.

When asked postgame about it, Carlisle pulled out the "handle it internally" thing.

"It's an internal matter. It's going to remain an internal matter," Carlisle told reporters. "This is an emotional game and it's a very compelling game because in our league guys don't wear baseball hats and fans aren't seated 30 yards from the field and guys aren't wearing facemasks with glass barriers like hockey. Emotions run high and sometimes things happen, and I'm going to leave it at that. Jet's a very important guy on our team. I was considering giving him a night off going forward, but I think tonight will be his night off."

Terry wasn't available after the game. Barea, his victim, didn't think it was a huge issue. "I don't really know what happened," Barea said. "I know what happened with me, but I don't know what happened with [Terry]. It's part of the game. It's happened to me before; Heat of the moment, nothing big."
Interesting that Carlisle basically said Terry would be benched for the Mavs game tonight. Obvious not as "punishment" but it might sort of be as punishment.

But maybe Terry's tirade woke up the Mavs. They went on to handle the Clippers and get a much needed win as the Thunder breathe down their necks. Terry's not a shy player as he sparked a little scuffle with the Lakers a week ago as well. Maybe it was an intentional spark, or maybe it was just frustration spilling over. Whatever the case, it woke the Mavs up last night and maybe got the ship righted for the rest of the season.

Since: Feb 8, 2011
Posted on: April 10, 2011 12:02 am

Terry has tirade on Mavs bench

His middle name is Eugene I believe. And yes he is a punk.

Since: Nov 25, 2009
Posted on: April 9, 2011 7:17 pm

Terry has tirade on Mavs bench

J ason E ggbert T erry.  Anyone know what his middle name really is?

Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: April 9, 2011 7:10 pm

Terry has tirade on Mavs bench

Nowitzki is a great player, but I wouldn't call him anything else really, especially not "the heart  & soul" of the team....Where was the heart & soul when they were up 3 games to 1 on the Heat that year...It's more that the league is better now, than they are worse...but I really can't see them making another run anytime soon...They would have to mow down some pretty good teams.... I'd be mad at Barea if I was Terry, he's got a career ahead of him...and if you stay on this Dallas team he's going to be getting more minutes than you before long,if he doesn't already.

Terry's a bum.

Since: May 22, 2007
Posted on: April 9, 2011 5:42 pm

Terry has tirade on Mavs bench

Certainly no surprise from Jason Terry...and Mark Cuban goes over and tries to calm him down. Too much owner, too little team. Dirk Nowitzki is the heart and soul of this team, and Cuban keeps messing with the Chemistry. The Mavericks are good enough, but not to win a title unless they find the mMagic, where they went 18-19. I don't think it's there and I don't think they are going to get past the first round, let alone past the Spurs, or Lakers.

Since: Mar 8, 2008
Posted on: April 9, 2011 3:36 pm

Terry has tirade on Mavs bench

Terry is a punk. Always has been. Appropriately, he looks like a weasel.

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