Thursday , May , 18 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Terry suspended for pivotal Game 6

New York, NY (Sports Network) – Dallas starting guard Jason Terry was
suspended for Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinal series against San
Antonio for punching Spurs forward Michael Finley during the fourth quarter of
Game 5.

Terry punched Finley with 3.4 ticks left in Dallas’ 98-97 loss to the Spurs on
Wednesday, keeping San Antonio alive in the best-of-seven series.

NBA senior vice president of basketball operations Stu Jackson made the
announcement late Thursday, holding a key member of the Mavericks’ starting
five out of a crucial home game Friday night. If San Antonio can win Game 6,
the series would head back to the AT&T Center for a deciding Game 7.

Terry has been a key contributor during the semifinal series, averaging 17.9
points, three rebounds and 4.4 assists per game. Terry and fellow guard Devin
Harris have given San Antonio fits with their ability to attack the basket off
the dribble.