DALLAS – Don’t look for guard Monta Ellis to sit out either one of the Dallas Mavericks’ last two regular season games.
Coach Rick Carlisle said Ellis is still sore from a nasty spill which hurt his tailbone during Tuesday’s 95-83 win at Utah. Ellis scored a team-high 24 points in a team-high 38 minutes in Thursday’s 109-100 loss to the San Antonio Spurs.
The only Mavs player who has played in all 80 games this season, Ellis will be in the starting lineup again Saturday when the Mavs host the Phoenix Suns, according to Carlisle.
“I don’t have any doubt that he’s going to play,’’ Carlisle said. “He’s been getting up off the ground all year.
“He took a harder hit on the floor in Utah, and hit his butt and hit his head. He’s one of those guys that’s going to keep attacking -- we need him to keep attacking. Look, he’ll probably hit the floor again tomorrow night, and when he does I look for him to pop back up.’’
-- Dwain Price
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