Jason Terry Comes Though In Clutch, Much To Dirk, Dr. J's Delight

Following Game 3 of the 2011 NBA Finals between the Dallas Mavericks and the Miami Heat, Mavs star Dirk Nowitzki decided to try and lit a fire under teammate Jason Terry's butt by calling him out.

"Jet (Terry's nickname) hasn't really been a crunchtime, clutch player for us the way we need him to," Nowitzki said Monday. "We have to find a way to get Jet some freedom and get him off some movement, and he's got to make some shots for us."

In Game 6, with Dirk slumping early, Terry was as clutch as he'll ever be in his life, scoring 19 points in the first half and carrying the Mavericks until Nowitzki finally turned it on the second half. Dallas won the game 105-95 and claimed the NBA title.

Whether Terry was motivated by Dirk's words, we don't know yet. However Dirk wasn't the only person reaching out to Jet and offering words of encouragement. NBA legend Julius "Dr. J" Erving also apparently motivated Terry.

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Not lacking for support, Jason Terry proved himself clutch and then some.

For more on the series, visit our 2011 NBA Finals hub. For more on the Heat, visit Peninsula Is Mightier. For more on the Mavericks, visit Mavs Moneyball and SB Nation Dallas.

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