Monday, March 31, 2008

Jet stuck in holding pattern

The Jet hasn’t gotten off of the runway much lately. During the stretch of five losses in the last six games, Jason Terry is shooting just 39.7 percent. From beyond the arc, it’s 23.1 percent.

It’s hard to remember the last time Terry reeled off one of his patented runs of five or six straight makes. That momentum-turning 3-pointer hasn’t been falling, either.

“Now would be a good time for it,” Avery Johnson admitted. “Josh [Howard] went through a period here during the season where things weren’t going great for him. Sometimes if it happens in the middle of the season or sometime right before or after the All-Star break you can live with it, but right now we really can’t afford for anybody to be long-term slump.

“Hopefully he’ll just continue to take his shots and some more will fall, because we definitely need his offense.”

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