Confetti or not, '06 Game 6 on JET's mind

June, 12, 2011
MIAMI – The pain from Game 6 five years ago still feels fresh for Jason Terry.

His memory of that night, however, is apparently a little foggy.

“I remember getting hit in the head with confetti,” Terry said. “Just watching them celebrate, ride off on golf carts, champagne bottles and all that. I remember being back in our locker room, myself and Darrell Armstrong holding each other and just crying the night away. Something I'll never forget.”

Only one problem with that vivid scene described by Terry: No confetti fell from the American Airlines Center rafters.

Nevertheless, the painful memory of that 95-92 loss -- the Mavs’ fourth in a row after jumping out to a 2-0 lead over the Heat -- has constantly haunted/motivated Terry for the last five years.

“This is an every day occurrence for me,” Terry said. “Sometimes middle of the night, a lot of times first thing when I wake up in the morning. Definitely every day when I walk into that gym, into that arena, it's something you live with.

"Obviously, in that game at the end there, I had an opportunity to push it to overtime. What happens in overtime, we'll never know. What we do know is we didn't win, but we're here now. We're here in this moment with an opportunity to win it all.”



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