10 Greatest NBA Finals performers in Dallas Mavericks history

Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic
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3. Jason Terry

Debates can go on who the second-best player on the Dallas Mavericks was during their Finals runs in 2006 and 2011. However, Jason Terry has a strong case for earning that distinction in both campaigns.

In the Mavs' 2006 faceoff against the Miami Heat, he finished with 22.0 points per game on 47.8% shooting. Impressively, he nearly matched Dirk Nowitzki's output and scored more efficiently than his superstar teammate. For good measure, Terry also led the Dallas players with 3.5 assists and 1.8 steals per contest.

Five years later, he had the opportunity to avenge the loss when the Mavs played the Heat in a rematch. He made sure to capitalize on it while avoiding getting what could have been one of the most humiliating tattoo stories in the NBA.

"JET" famously outscored LeBron James in the 2011 Finals (18.0 to 17.5 points per contest.) He submitted arguably his finest Finals outing in Game 6, as his 27 points (19 in the first half) and six 3-pointers helped Dallas clinch the title.

With his penchant for getting buckets and bravado, Terry would have been a perfect fit on today's squad. The Mavs' lack of a third scorer or ball handler behind Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving plagued their chances of upsetting the Boston Celtics in the recent Finals.