7:54 PM EDT, Tue March 31, 2015

Ellis, Barea practice, could be available Wednesday vs. Thunder

Monta Ellis (right calf) and J.J. Barea (left ankle) both went through practice on Tuesday and likely will be able to play Wednesday at Oklahoma City. Coach Rick Carlisle said both guards were able to do virtually everything in practice. …

Ellis returns to practice, could play vs. OKC

DALLAS – It appears likely that Dallas Mavericks shooting guard Monta Ellis will miss only one game due to his right calf injury. Ellis was “full bore” in practice Tuesday, coach Rick Carlisle said, and there’s a strong possibility that the Mavs’ leading scorer could play in Wednesday night’s road game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. “He’s making a lot of progress,” Carlisle said. “I think he’s going to be upgraded to at least questionable for tomorrow with a chance that he’s going to play.
Mavs look for silver lining with Ellis injury, hope he’s fresh for playoffs

Mavs look for silver lining with Ellis injury, hope he’s fresh for playoffs

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Mavs Moneyball Mar 29, 2015

This graph shows how crazy Monta Ellis' 237 consecutive games played streak was

Round of applause. Monta Ellis has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Indiana Pacers, bringing to an end 237 consecutive games played by the 6'3 guard dating back to November of 2012. While Ellis streak maybe should have ended sooner, his ability to play through minor injuries is impressive. Although Ellis' streak wasn't the longest in the league -- DeAndre Jordan is the current leader at 309 games played, while Tristan Thompson has reached 281 -- it was remarkable for an older Mavericks team that has been banged up this year. Here's a graphic with the longest consecutive games...
Mavs Moneyball Mar 29, 2015

Injury Report: Monta Ellis to miss first game with Mavericks

Monta Ellis is out. Heading into Sunday's game against the Indiana Pacers, the Dallas Mavericks will once again be shorthanded due to injuries. Starting shooting guard Monta Ellis will miss his first game since joining the Mavericks. It also ends his streak of 237 consecutive games played. Ellis sustained a calf injury during Friday night's loss to the San Antonio Spurs. There is so far no timetable for Ellis' return. Richard Jefferson will start in place of Ellis. Dallas will also be without backup point guard J.J. Barea. Barea has missed the last three games with an ankle injury. As for...

Streak ends for Ellis (calf) in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS – Shooting guard Monta Ellis will miss a game for the first time during his two-season tenure with the Dallas Mavericks. The Mavs’ leading scorer has been ruled out for Sunday night’s road game against the Indiana Pacers due to a right calf injury suffered during Friday night’s loss to the San Antonio Spurs. It will end Ellis’ streak of 237 consecutive games played, which dates to the 2012-13 season opener.

Still on crutches, Monta Ellis “very doubtful” to play at Indiana

Monta Ellis’ streak of 237 games played likely will end Sunday at Indiana because of a right calf injury. Ellis was getting around with the help of crutches Saturday morning before the Dallas Mavericks departed San Antonio. He’s being listed …

Carlisle: Ellis 'very doubtful' vs. Pacers

Shooting guard Monta Ellis' streak of 237 consecutive games played appears to have ended, but the Dallas Mavericks do not believe the right calf injury their leading scorer suffered in Friday night’s loss to the San Antonio Spurs is serious. The Mavs do not anticipate Ellis being available for Sunday’s road games against the Indiana Pacers. “He’s on crutches, which is never good,” coach Rick Carlisle told reporters Saturday morning in San Antonio.
Mavs Moneyball Mar 28, 2015

Monta Ellis injury: Ellis leaves arena on crutches after kick to calf

Ellis' 237 game Ironman streak is in jeopardy. One game after responding to criticism about his poor play with 36 points, Monta Ellis left Friday's game against the Spurs in the third quarter after an awkward play involving Manu Ginobili. Although Ellis tried to walk it off and return to the game, he was unable to do so and reportedly left the arena on crutches. "He was kicked or kneed in the right calf," Rick Carlisle told reporters after the game. "It's very sore but we don't know the extent of it. We'll see how it feels in the morning. He elaborated: "Our trainers will evaluate the...

Mavs lose Monta Ellis, life in offense

SAN ANTONIO -- The Dallas Mavericks can deal with a 94-76 loss to the San Antonio Spurs in which they battled but couldn’t buy a bucket for extended stretches. A significant injury to shooting guard Monta Ellis would be a heck of a lot harder to stomach. The Mavs aren’t certain how severe of an injury Ellis suffered to his right calf, sidelining him for the final quarter and a half Friday night at the AT&T Center. But it was bad enough that Ellis needed crutches to leave the AT&T Center.
Mavs Moneyball Mar 27, 2015

Mavericks Final Score: Dallas falls short on comeback, loses 94-76 to Spurs

The Spurs went on a 36-22 spurt to close the game after Monta Ellis went down midway through the third quarter. The opportunity was there for the Dallas Mavericks to make a season-defining comeback. Now they have to worry if Monta Ellis has suffered a season-defining injury. Dallas was outscored 36-22 in the final 18 minutes of the game, as the San Antonio Spurs won 94-76 at the AT&T Center on Friday night to split the season series at 2-2. But the bigger story is the health of Ellis, who we all know has taken pride in not sitting in any of his last 237 games. Ellis took a Manu Ginobili...

Monta Ellis injures right knee

SAN ANTONIO – Dallas Mavericks shooting guard Monta Ellis exited Friday’s game against the San Antonio Spurs due to a right knee injury. The Mavs announced that Ellis would not return to the game. Ellis was apparently injured during the third quarter, although it wasn’t apparent exactly when he hurt the knee. He limped to the bench with 6:43 remaining in the quarter and immediately received treatment from assistant athletic trainer Dionne Calhoun before heading back to the locker room.
Mavs Moneyball Mar 26, 2015

'Just the right amout of Monta' is all the Mavericks need

Monta has had problems since the All Star break but Tuesday's performance was the most encouraging sign we've seen in weeks. "What the f*** is wrong with Monta Ellis?" That's all that was racing through my mind on Sunday night as I watched Ellis chuck brick after brick after brick in that disparaging loss to the Phoenix Suns. We all know the story by now -- Ellis chucked the Mavs into a loss, missed all his shots in the fourth quarter and sparked about a nice two-day debate on his value to the Mavs and what to do with him. Man. Something is wrong with Monta Ellis. http://t.co/8BbWQibQko...
Pounding The Rock Mar 25, 2015

Spurs' shooting woes doom them against Mavericks

The Spurs couldn't covert their open shots or control the pace, leading to an uncharacteristically poor offensive performance. Spurs 94, Mavericks 101 - Mar 24, '15 Some losses teach valuable lessons and some don't. What the Spurs learned on Tuesday is that making open shots and not turning the ball over are important to having a good offense, which I'm guessing is something they already suspected. The loss was only disappointing because the Spurs' inability to convert open looks was as responsible for their own undoing as Monta Ellis and Chandler Parsons. Unlike the game against...
Mavs Moneyball Mar 25, 2015

Quoteboard for Mavericks 101, Spurs 94: "Too much Monta, wouldn't you say?"

Dallas earns a big win. Rick Carlisle On the first half recovery: "The whole thing started in the first half when Felton went into the game. They started picking up full court and applying pressure, and it's sort of a chain reaction. We just picked up our energy and we carried it forward. That's what you have to do. San Antonio plays with consistent high energy, the ball moves with a lot of energy, they play through the clock. We did a really good job playing through the entire clock tonight and that was a key to the game." On Monta's game: "He stayed aggressive. I liked his game a lot. I...

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