All-star Classic game heightens ovarian cancer awareness

Updated: August 24, 2003, 8:04 PM ET

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Atlanta's Jason Terry scored 38 points, including 12 three-pointers, in a charity Lute Olson All-star Classic basketball game Sunday night to bring awareness to ovarian cancer.

Terry, who received an offer sheet from Utah in July, is still awaiting final negotiations with the Hawks.

Yet he appeared in midseason form by making 13 of 26 shots, 12 of 24 three-pointers and grabbing seven assists despite his blue team losing 125-123 to the white squad.

"This was so much fun," Terry said. "It was like being home again."

Just where he calls home for his fifth NBA season remains to be seen.

"Right now we are still negotiating with the Hawks," Terry said. "We are waiting for ownership to change over. But Atlanta is where I want to be."

Terry led a group of nearly 20 former University of Arizona basketball players taking part in an all-star charity event in front of 11,424.

Olson, the coach of Arizona since 1983, has produced 27 NBA draft picks at Arizona, and had 10 former players in the league last year. He has become active in ovarian cancer research since his wife, Bobbi, died in 2001 after 47 years of marriage.

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