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Mavs Moneyball Apr 21, 2015

How the Mavericks can fix the problem of Dirk Nowitzki's defense

The Mavericks star was exposed like crazy against the Rockets during their Game 1 loss on Saturday night. It's time for Dallas to try and adjust for Game 2. Let's get this out of the way -- there were a ton of problems with the Mavericks Saturday night in their loss to the Houston Rockets in Game 1 of their first round series. Monta Ellis went bye-bye, Rajon Rondo had one great quarter and three bad ones and Devin Harris and Chandler Parsons both looked too hobbled. Hal Brown tried his best to round up most of the problems the other night. But this is a big one -- Dirk Nowitzki got...
Houston Chronicle Apr 17, 2015

Trevor Ariza likely to defend Monta Ellis

The Rockets and Mavericks likely will put their top defenders on the opposing teams’ top scorers, ignoring positions to try to match strengths with strengths. For the Rockets, that will likely mean having Trevor Ariza often defending Monta Ellis (with James Harden on Chandler Parsons). The Mavericks could have Rajon Rondo on Harden, as they […]
SLC Dunk Apr 13, 2015

Utah Jazz 109 - Dallas Mavericks 92 Game Recap: Rudy Gobert, Bryce Cotton demolish Dallas

DAL: 26 - 31 - 12 - 23 -- 92 UTA: 29 - 28 - 30 - 22 -- 109 Where to start? Well the Utah Jazz were facing a #7 seed locked Dallas Mavericks. Rick Carlisle didn't have much to play for and he sat Dirk Nowitzki, Monta Ellis, and Tyson Chandler (Chandler Parsons was already out with injury). Quin Snyder responded by sitting out Gordon Hayward, Derrick Favors, and Trey Burke (Alec Burks was already out too). That's pretty much where the similarities end. The Jazz looked in control of this game, even though the Mavs were close throughout and had the game tied 57 all at the half. Rudy ...
Mavs Moneyball Apr 11, 2015

Monta Ellis doesn't celebrate overtime win with Mavericks after starters pulled

Ellis sat several feet from the bench and did not celebrate with his teammates after Raymond Felton's game winning shot. The Mavericks beat Denver 144-143 during double overtime in what was by far the most ridiculous game of the year. Since Dallas is locked into the No. 7 seed and already planned to rest players during a three-game roadtrip this weekend, Rick Carlisle removed his starters and went with an all-bench unit for the second overtime. When Raymond Felton hit the game-winning layup and followed it up with a game-saving block, Monta Ellis didn't participate in a team celebration,...
The Dream Shake Apr 2, 2015

Houston Rockets vs. Dallas Mavericks game preview

The Rockets travel to Dallas to take on the Mavericks. It's a back-to-back for both teams. Do we really need a refresher on the Dallas Mavericks? The Mavs are coming off a huge 135-131 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder last night and are pretty settled into the seventh spot in the Western Conference. They're 2.5 games behind the LA Clippers for sixth and are 4 games ahead of OKC for the eighth spot. The Mavs got Monta Ellis and J.J. Barea back from injury last night and Ellis was his usual self: 26 points, 5 assists, 4 steals. The rest of the Dallas starters are the same guys they've had...

Barea good to go; Ellis also likely to play tonight vs. Thunder

Rick Carlisle would not say whether Monta Ellis will be in the lineup tonight against Oklahoma City, but the shooting guard went through shootaround and appeared to be moving well after missing one game with a calf strain. J.J. Barea, …

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...

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