POINT GUARDS

Jason Terry vs. Jason Williams

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Thursday, June 8, 2006

Terry is one of the best shooters in the league and can catch fire at any moment. Dallas's second-leading scorer this season, Terry never has been afraid to take shots in the clutch. He hasn't looked quite the same since he returned from his suspension for punching San Antonio's Michael Finley in the groin, but his 17-point second half in the Game 6 clincher against Phoenix was a positive sign for Dallas. Devin Harris also could start at guard for Dallas, allowing the Mavericks to push the tempo. Williams, the formerly careless playmaker known as White Chocolate, isn't expected to score much, but he is capable of erupting for a big night -- he scored 21 points on 10-of-12 shooting against Detroit in the decisive Game 6 -- though such games have been rare. With Williams's unpredictability, veteran Gary Payton likely will be on the floor in crunch time for Miami.

ADVANTAGE: MAVERICKS


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