Terry did a good job of downplaying it, but there might be some extra emotion tonight at TD Garden.
"Definitely a different team, but same name," Terry said. "[Coach Rick] Carlisle is there, he'll be on the sideline, so that'll be emotional for me. I'll go up, give him a good hug. I miss him, he's definitely a good friend, one of the greatest coaches I've ever played for."
Terry went on to mention that he is still 'disappointed' with the way his tenure in Dallas ended, saying that he wish the championship team in 2011 could have stayed together to defend its title.
Mayo has carried the Mavs all season without Dirk Nowitzki. The first-year Dallas guard helped close out a couple of victories last week against the Phoenix Suns and Houston Rockets, including 40 points against James Harden and his Rockets.
The former Memphis guard is averaging just over 20 points in his first season with the Mavs, and he has shot incredibly well for the most part this season.
For the Mavs to be able to get a win against a Boston Celtic team that is still expected to compete in the Eastern Conference, Dallas will need more great shooting from Mayo.
The game can be seen on national television on ESPN, as well as heard on the radio on ESPNDallas 103.3 FM. The game tips around 7 PM CT.
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