Monta Ellis in Mavs' lineup

Updated: February 9, 2014, 5:24 PM ET
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

Dallas Mavericks guard Monta Ellis is playing in Sunday's game against the Boston Celtics despite a mild hamstring strain suffered Friday night.

The status of Ellis, one of only two Mavs to play every game this season, was not determined until less than an hour before tipoff. He pushed to play after a Saturday morning MRI revealed that his hamstring strain wasn't serious.

Ellis suffered the injury late in the fourth quarter of the Mavs' 103-81 win Friday night against the ...

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