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Jason Terry says the pressure is on the OKC Thunder in Game 4

By John Rohde Modified: May 5, 2012 at 3:46 pm •  Published: May 5, 2012
… We just couldn't buy a basket."

Terry has used various tactics throughout the series, vowing to explode offensively in the fourth quarter of Game 2 (he had eight points). Terry said "Game 3 is Game 7" for the Mavs, but to no avail.

"We felt the urgency last game and that didn't work out too good, so we're going a totally different direction tonight," Terry said. "We're just feeling like if we come out here tonight and play our game the way we know we can, we've got a great chance to win."

Terry couldn't explain what transpired in Game 3.

"I don't know what happened last game," Terry said. "I've seen the film and I still don't know what happened. Give them credit, man. They played well.

"We're going to push the envelope (tonight), whatever that means. We're going to go after it, man. I mean, what else do you have to lose? Do you want to end your season now and go on vacation, or do want to keep playing? I've got a lot of basketball left in me and I want to continue to play."

This could be Terry's last game with the Mavericks. He becomes an unrestricted free agent after this season, along with starting guards Jason Kidd and Delonte West, which is something that is weighing on Terry's mind.

"All that is on the line and all those thoughts are there," Terry admitted, "and that's more of a reason why I want to come out and play well tonight and get the win. You just come out and play hard, ride the emotion. It's going to be emotional for me, no question."

There are still some tricks left in the bag of Terry, a streaky and frequently deadly offensive force in his 13th season out of Arizona.

"No question," Terry said. "I broke every broom in the house. That's a little superstition. I don't think there'll be any sweeps going on. I've got the black shoes on for tonight. I wanted to wear the gold ones, but they (the NBA) banned 'em. I'm going to try the black suit thing, you know, the funeral. We just hope it ain't ours."


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