Prior to joining the Mavericks, earning a Sixth Man Award, and winning the NBA Title, Jason Terry played 403 games for the Atlanta Hawks. Being that all 403 of these games took place during the regular season, this doesn’t represent the most memorable span of JET’s impressive career. I mean, seriously… when’s the last time you came across any sort of reference to his time as an Atlanta Hawk?
Personally, I can’t even answer that question. Furthermore, I’m not sure I have one single memory of Terry playing for the Hawks. Fortunately, somebody somewhere could recall that JET the Hawk once scored 46 against Dirk Nowitzki’s Mavs. These very points still represent his career high, and although the Hawks lost the game (in front of about 37 fans), it probably had a lot less to do with Terry’s 15-23 shooting than it did with his supporting cast of underwhelming players I won’t bother naming.
I suppose the fact that Dirk Nowitzki poured in 40 of his own probably had a little something to do with it, too.
This game only gets more fun when you take a peek at the box score. The assortment of names and some of the numbers that appear next to them make me really happy. Shame on me for not knowing about this game.