Jason Terry said there can be no mistaking how important Thursday's game is for the Mavericks.

"Game 3 is Game 7 for us,'' Terry said Wednesday after practice. "We're coming out with a sense of urgency.''

He's right, of course. Nobody in NBA history has come back from down 3-0 in a playoff series to advance.

So the Mavericks vow a supreme effort.

And, of course, they want the same from their fans.

"We had an amazing run last year and the crowd was as loud as it gets,'' Dirk Nowitzki said. "We definitely need some more of that.