Terry: 'No extra emotions' facing Mavericks

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Terry: 'No extra emotions' facing Mavericks

BOSTON -- Jason Terry found himself in unfamiliar territory after playing the past eight seasons for the Dallas Mavericks.
On Wednesday he faced his former team, this time defending the TD Garden parquet as a member of the Boston Celtics. 
"There were no extra emotions," he said following the Celtics 117-115 double overtime win. "It will be different when I go back to Dallas because that was home and that crowd used to be my crowd. That's when it's going to be different. But tonight it just good to see everybody. It was more that type of deal tonight."
Terry scored 10 points, shooting 3-for-9 from the field, 3-for-3 from the line, and 1-for-6 from long range. More significantly, head coach Doc Rivers turned to Terry at the end of regulation and in the entirety of both overtimes.
He didn't have the same look-at-me-now performances like Jeff Green had against the Oklahoma City Thunder (19 points) or Kevin Garnett posted against the Minnesota Timberwolves (18 points, 10 rebounds), but he did not lack effort.
Green (15 points) was glad to help his teammate get a win. Following the game, he noted the Celtics record in their first game against former teams.
"We're 2-0 now and we've got Courtney (Lee) coming up in Houston," said Green. "He (Terry) missed a lot of shots but he made them when they counted. He hit a three and a jumpshot with the foul. You have those days, but before the game I told him, 'You helped me get mine, I'm going to help you get yours.' We got the victory and that's what matters." 
In spite of being on opposing teams now, Terry has kept in touch with those he spent years with in Texas. He talked to former teammate Dirk Nowitzki (inactive, right knee surgery) during the game on Wednesday and caught up with team owner Mark Cuban beforehand. Cuban has spoken highly of Terry since he opted to sign with the Celtics in July. 
"It was more about how the kids are doing," Terry said. "We have a great relationship." 
Terry will make his return to Dallas on March 22. 

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