Terry rewarded for role off bench

Updated: April 24, 2009, 8:29 PM ET
Associated Press

DALLAS -- Mavericks guard Jason Terry is the best off the bench.

Terry, mostly a full-time starter before taking on a different role the past two seasons, was presented Friday with the NBA sixth man award that goes to the league's top reserve.

"The ability to do it, but also the willingness to embrace it, is something that's got to be a part of it," Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said. "That's who he is. He wants to win and he wants to part of something that's bigger than himself, and ...

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