The Boston Celtics signed Jason Terry this past off-season with the idea in mind that he was going to be a huge factor in their run to a possible 18th World Championship. Can you blame the organization for believing that? Terry has been a clutch player for the majority of his career and has a World Championship ring from his days with the Dallas Mavericks. The team defeated the Miami Heat and it was one of the bigger upsets in recent NBA Finals history. The Heat were clearly the more talented team, but the Mavericks played more as a “team”. Even though they had a legitimate first ballot hall of famer in Dirk Nowitzki, they left their egos at the door and played as one unit, unlike the Heat. Getting back to Terry, he was awesome in that series and the Celtics clearly thought they were getting that player form a few years ago.
Terry has been a total bust this year. His shooting percentages are much lower than years past and he has never really had that vintage moment yet in a Celtics uniform. Fortunately, he can help change his regular season performance by having a strong post season. He did nothing in game one against the New York Knicks but he was much better in game two scoring nine points on three 3-point baskets. The Celtics need him as a spark plug off the bench if they are going to get back into this series. Terry needs to become more of a go to guy from here on out. The Celtics need him if they are going to have any chance at defeating the Knicks from here on out.
Rob Lunder covers the Boston Celtics for Rant Sports. For all Celtics news go to the team home page on Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @rlunder18