Jason Terry delivers after donning headband
The accessory change was the result of losing an off-season bet to Orlando guard Jameer Nelson.
Terry scored six points, but had a minimal effect on the game in the first half. At halftime he asked Nelson if he could wear his traditional garb.
"I had to ask," Terry said, "and he was courteous enough to let me."
Nelson probably should've protested.
Terry was the focal point of a second-half comeback that saw the Mavs rally from a 77-62 deficit late in the the third quarter. Terry had 10 points during a 27-12 run that tied the score at 89-89.
He also grabbed several key rebounds in the fourth quarter. It was a typical performance from Terry, who was disappointed with his 1-for-10 shooting night against Miami on Thursday.
"I wanted to shoot the ball 20 times in the first half, but it didn't work out that way," Terry said. "I told someone earlier today on the phone that if I gotta go 0-for-20, then that's what's going to happen because I'm gong to be aggressive from the start."
Terry finished with 17 points, six rebounds and three assists.
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