DALLAS (AP) — Monta Ellis equaled his deteriorate high with 38 points, including 11 during a final 4 minutes, to hint a late convene as a Dallas Mavericks kick a depleted San Antonio Spurs 99-93 Saturday in Rajon Rondo’s entrance with a Mavericks.
Ellis pennyless a 91-91 tie with a basket from a right dilemma that sailed over a dilemma of a backboard to give Dallas a lead for good.
Rondo, a four-time All-Star who played his initial eight-plus seasons with a Boston Celtics, finished with 6 points on 3-for-11 shooting. He had 9 assists and 7 rebounds. Acquired in a multi-player trade Thursday, he went into a diversion heading a joining averaging 10.8 assists.
Marco Belinelli led San Antonio with 21 points. Aron Baynes combined a career-high 16 points.
Spurs manager Gregg Popovich dressed 10 players and played usually 8 after his group played triple-overtime games on Wednesday and Friday. Veterans Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili, who logged 90 and 71 minutes, respectively, in those dual games, were left home. Danny Green and Tiago Splitter dressed though didn’t play.
The Spurs have mislaid 4 true games for a initial time given a 2012 Western Conference finals opposite a Oklahoma City Thunder.
Rondo missed his usually dual field-goal attempts of a opening half and scored his initial points as a Maverick with 7:59 to play in a third entertain on goaltending by Boris Diaw.
The Spurs used a 12-point run starting in a final notation of a opening entertain to mangle a 21-21 tie and lead for a rest of a half. The Mavericks trailed 47-42 during break carrying scored their fewest first-half points of a season.
Dallas went into a diversion heading a joining in field-goal sharpened during 48.1%, though shot usually 38.1% in a half. Nowitzki strike 1-of-8 from a floor.
The fortifying champions were already but Tony Parker, who has missed 5 true games with a stretched left hamstring, Kawhi Leonard, out 3 games with a ripped vinculum in his right hand, and Patty Mills, nonetheless to play this deteriorate since of an harmed right shoulder.
The Spurs went into diversion carrying won 10 uninterrupted regular-season games opposite a Mavericks, who took them to a full 7 games in a initial turn of final season’s playoffs.
TIP-INS: Spurs — They have mislaid 6 of their final 8 games … San Antonio strike all of a 26 free-throw attempts.
Mavericks — Rick Carlisle pronounced he doesn’t design Raymond Felton to make his deteriorate entrance by Christmas. Felton, among a players acquired from a New York Knicks final summer, is sidelined with a right-ankle sprain. … Ricky Ledo, an occasional call-up from Dallas’ D-League associate in suburban Frisco, done his initial coming of a season.
UP NEXT: The Spurs will horde a Los Angeles Clippers on Monday, a fifth uninterrupted diversion opposite teams that would now validate for a playoffs. The Mavericks will horde Atlanta on Monday night.
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