DALLAS -- Monta Ellis will find out Saturday if he'll have to miss any basketball games.
The Dallas Mavericks' veteran guard limped off the American Airlines Center court with 3:35 remaining in Friday's 103-81 win over the Utah Jazz with a strained right hamstring. Ellis deemed the injury as "minor,'' but will undergo an MRI on Saturday to determine its severity.
"We'll see how it feels in the morning,'' Ellis told reporters. "I've got screws and plates in my ankle.
"This is nothing -- minor.''
It may be "minor'' to Ellis, but coach Rick Carlisle certainly sounded worried.
“Any time a player walks out early there’s concern,’’ Carlisle said. “But we’ll get it checked out.
“I’m not going to talk about it right now until I get an official thing. Probably, I think, it’s a hamstring, but beyond that I don’t know.’’
The Mavs (30-21) open a three-game road trip Sunday in Boston. If Ellis can't play his spot in the starting lineup will likely be taken by Devin Harris.
-- Dwain Price
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