Jason Terry’s Comments Motivated Suns to Play Better Defense
Mavericks guard Jason Terry motivated the Suns to play better defense with comments he made back in late January.
While giving a halftime interview during a game in which Dallas was beating Phoenix at home, Terry said: "We’ve got to score on these guys. They’re not very good defensively and we’ve got to make them pay."
The Suns have used the quote as motivation and coach Alvin Gentry threw it in their faces.
"With all the repetition and practice, it (Terry’s comment) sparked more of a defensive mind-set for us because we knew we had to defend to win that game," Suns forward Grant Hill said.