Mavs' Terry NBA 6th Man of the Year

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

Mavericks guard Jason Terry is the best off the bench.

Terry, who took on a different role for Dallas the past two seasons, was presented Friday with the NBA sixth man award that goes to the league's top reserve.

While starting only 11 of his 74 games in the regular season, Terry averaged 19.6 points and 3.4 assists while playing about 34 minutes a game.

The only time Terry had a higher scoring average was 2000-01, his second NBA season, when he averaged 19.7 points for Atlanta.

After starting only 27 games as a rookie, Terry started 531 of his 563 games for the Hawks and Mavericks from 2000-07. Terry averaged 15.5 points for Dallas last season, when he started 34 times but was the only Mavericks player to get into every game.


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