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Jet Is Ready to Fly

By Chris James
|  Wednesday, Jun 1, 2011  |  Updated 11:29 PM CDT
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2006 NBA Finals: Mavs Vs. Heat

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If Jason Terry gets going, Game 2 can be a whole different story for the Mavs.

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Plenty has been made over the Mavs' Game 1 loss in the NBA Finals.

In order for them to bounce back against the Heat, they will need Jason Terry to find his outside shot again.

One of the keys to the Mavs' run through the playoffs is the shooting of Terry.

In Game 4 of the Lakers series, Jet tied an NBA record with nine 3-pointers and finished with 32 points.

His hot streak continued into the Western Conference Finals, where he hit a total of nine from behind the arc against the Thunder. Sometimes it’s not how many he hits, it’s when he hits them -- as the Thunder can contest.

But in Game 1 against the Heat, Jet was only 3-of-7 from 3-point land, and 3-of-10 overall. Part of the reason could be the fact that he’s being guarded by LeBron James, who held Jet scoreless in the second half.

Needless to say, in order to get Jet off the ground, you may see more pick and rolls at the top of the key.

Terry is one of the holdovers from the 2006 team that lost to the Heat in the NBA Finals. He says he will do whatever he needs to do to get this team to the promise land.

If that means facing LeBron, so be it. Jet is up for the challenge and will do whatever it takes to win.

The Mavs were able to hang with the Heat on their home court in Game 1 despite the shooting struggles. If Jet gets going, Game 2 can be a whole different story.

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