DALLAS -- Monta Ellis has struggled mightily recently, including scoring just 17 points and turning the ball over 12 times during the past two games.
It's a funk the Dallas guard hopes to crawl out of when the Mavericks (26-21) host the Sacramento Kings (15-30) tonight at 7:30 at American Airlines Center. But it's a funk Kings coach Michael Malone hopes Ellis stays in -- at least through tonight.
Malone, though, knows Ellis has the firepower to break out of his slump at any moment.
"He's a competitor,'' Malone said. "He's going to bring it tonight and we’re expecting the best Monta Ellis.
"We don't want him to get off against us and break that streak if he’s been struggling.''
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