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A difficult first Celtics season for Jason Terry

Boston Celtics' Jason Terry (4) reacts after the Celtics defeated the Atlanta Hawks 107-102 in overtime during an NBA basketball game in Boston, Friday, March 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
The 35-year-old guard’s scoring average was his lowest since his rookie season. (AP)AP

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It was a disappointing season for Jason Terry.

He had two great performances in the playoffs, but those were aberrations. The 35-year-old guard averaged 10.1 points, his lowest figure since his rookie season, when he averaged 8.1.

Terry can talk his way into and out of most anything, but he didn’t deny that his year was anything but awful.

He isn’t done yet, though, especially because he has two years left on the deal that he signed in 2012 when the Celtics had him pegged as an outside shooting replacement for Ray Allen.

“I definitely don’t want to retire,” Terry said after the Celtics’ 88-80 season-ending loss to the Knicks at TD Garden Friday night. “I’ve got a lot of basketball left in me.”

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