Monta Ellis G DAL 2 Days
Ellis had 33 points (14-23 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 4-4 FT), four rebounds, five assists and one steal in 39 minutes.
Ellis can light it up on any given night. He's scored 30 or more points eight times this season, including two of his last three games. If he is on your team, he should be in your lineup.
Monta Ellis G DAL 3 Days
Ellis played 33 minutes during Tuesday's loss to the Grizzlies, finishing with 19 points (8-16 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), one rebound, one assist and two steals.
Ellis continues to score at a high rate, combining for 55 points over his last two games, but he also hasn't produced very much of anything else lately, as it was his second game in a row with less than three assists. Ellis has been recording steals at a consistent rate though, recording at least one in each of his last nine games.
Monta Ellis G DAL 5 Days
Ellis scored 36 points (16-27 FG, 4-9 3Pt), backed up by five rebounds, two assists, and a steal in 35 minutes on Sunday.
Ellis exploded on Sunday, although it wasn't enough to get his team the win on Sunday. His field goal percentage has taken a dip this month, which may have to do with playing alongside Rondo. Still, Ellis was playing well enough to expect him to snap out of this and get back to his previous form.
Monta Ellis G DAL 8 Days
Ellis scored seven points Wednesday in a win over Minnesota. He finished 3-of-12 from the field, including 0-of-3 from behind the arc.
Ellis played 30 minutes but sat for a majority of the fourth quarter after Dallas built a sizable lead. He will get a chance to bounce back Friday against the Bulls.
Monta Ellis G DAL 11 Days
Ellis tallied 25 points (9-18 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 4-7 FT), seven assists, two rebounds, and one steal in 40 minutes during Monday's victory at Memphis.
After a pair of subpar shooting performances to conclude last week -- he hit just 7-for-26 from the floor in a combined 55 minutes -- Ellis was sitting at 43 percent shooting for the month of January entering Monday's game. He's now shot 50 percent or better only three times in nine games this month, which has predictably hindered his scoring output. However, he's still sitting at 20.3 points per game, marking his highest scoring average since the lockout-shortened 2011-12 campaign.
Monta Ellis G DAL 14 Days
Ellis scored 14 points in a win over the Nuggets on Friday. He finished 6-of-15 from the field and chipped in four assists and a steal.
Ellis looked better than he did on Wednesday when he finished 1-of-11 from the field against this same Denver team. The Mavs will now travel to Memphis to face the Grizzles on a MLK Day matinaee.
Monta Ellis G DAL 15 Days
Ellis had a horrific shooting night Wednesday against the Nuggets, going just 1-for-11 from the field for five points. He added four rebounds and one steal in 22 minutes of action.
This is probably one of the worst games Ellis has played this season, and the absence of Rajon Rondo (Achilles) is likely to blame for it. Ellis had been playing fairly well until this point, and owners can only hope he bounces back for the next game.
Monta Ellis G DAL 16 Days
Ellis led Dallas in scoring Tuesday, finishing with 28 points (11-23 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 4-5 FT) in a win over the Kings. He added 10 assists and four steals.
Ellis collected his second double-double of the season in 40 minutes of action. Dallas faces Denver Wednesday on the second night of the back-to-back.
Monta Ellis G DAL 23 Days
Ellis scored 16 points Wednesday but needed 17 shot attempts to get there. He finished 6-of-17 from the field, including 0-of-4 from behind the arc. He added four assists and three turnovers in the loss to the Pistons.
The Dallas starters struggled to find a rhythm in the loss as Ellis and teammate Rajon Rondo shot a combined 9-of-24 for the evening.
Monta Ellis G DAL 24 Days
Ellis scored 19 points Monday in a win over the Nets. He finished 6-of-16 from the field, including 1-of-3 from behind the arc. He added seven rebounds, four assists, and one steal.
Ellis continues to lead Dallas in scoring and is averaging 20.6 points per game for the season.