Originally Posted by RhymesayersDU
Wow... That could be big, he's been playing well.
Mavs' Terry suspended one game without pay
DALLAS -- Mavericks guard Jason Terry will miss Game 6 against the San Antonio Spurs on Friday night after being suspended one game by the league Thursday for punching San Antonio's Michael Finley in the closing seconds of Game 5.
The punch likely occurred either when or after Terry was on the ground trying to control a loose ball. San Antonio's Manu Ginobili and Finley tied him up, forcing a jump ball with 3.4 seconds left. Terry missed a shot after that, allowing the Spurs to hold on for an 98-97 victory that kept the Mavericks from advancing to the conference finals.
Dallas still leads the series 3-2. If San Antonio wins, Game 7 would be Monday night on the Spurs' home court.
After practice Thursday, Terry was finishing shooting before speaking to reporters when he was called to the locker room by coach Avery Johnson. He didn't return. There was no immediate comment from club officials.
I saw Finley going after Terry and a couple of his teammates restraining him late in that game, but I didn't see why. I guess we know now.