HOUSTON -- Monta Ellis wasn't clicking at both ends of the floor Monday night against the Houston Rockets.
He also thought the Dallas Mavericks' first five needed to pick up the pace a bit in a game they wound up losing to the Rockets, 100-95, at the Toyota Center.
"We did decent,'' Ellis said. "We were slow at times, but the second half we got it together and did some good things.
"I didn't think we pushed the ball like we should at first, so we got a little out of whack.''
Ellis finished with just eight points on 3-of-13 shooting, and also contributed seven assists, but turned the ball over a team-high three times.
"We got it together and made plays,'' Ellis said. "So I've just got to go back and get better.''
-- Dwain Price
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