Milwaukee Bucks 2016-17 Season Review: Jason Terry

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Terry’s Game of the Season

Having just clinched their playoff berth in the prior game, only one more win was needed for the Bucks to ensure a winning season, their first since the 2009-10 season. Facing the Charlotte Hornets for their regular season home finale, the Bucks made a point to earn that honor as they won 89-79 on April 10.

For the night, Terry was a standout performer for the Bucks as he went on to score a season-high 15 points, all coming on his five made three-pointers.

Along with that, Terry also grabbed five rebounds and recorded an assist, a steal as well as a block in his 20 minutes of play. While that may have been his standout performance on the year, I’d be remiss if I didn’t highlight Terry’s most memorable play of the regular season.

In what ended up being one of their signature victories this season, the Bucks dismantled the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers on their home floor on November 29th, winning 118-101. As the Bucks were starting to separate themselves from the Cavs late in the second quarter, Terry made his mark on the night, despite not actually being on the court.

Coming out of a timeout, Terry came off the bench to greet Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith, who was standing near the baseline.  Midway through their handshake, Smith’s assignment, Tony Snell, was wide open and started calling for the ball as he made his way towards the basket on the baseline and upon receiving it from Matthew Dellavedova, he slammed it home for an easy basket, giving Terry the unofficial screen assist.

Don’t believe me, huh?  Then, just watch the ensuing clip *PUT ON YOUR 3D GLASSES NOW*

The highlight, or lowlight in Smith’s case, sparked a memorable post game session for the 30-year old Smith and it was in that moment where Terry carved out a special place in our collective hearts. Seriously, watch Terry as he slides back into his seat after the score and tell me you don’t feel the same way.