DALLAS -- The Mavericks did not have many details postgame on the injuries that caused center Tyson Chandler and shooting guard Monta Ellis to exit in the first quarter of Monday's 115-98 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.
Both likely will miss Wednesday night's game against the Utah Jazz.
Chandler sprained his left ankle when he landed awkwardly after being fouled by Spencer Hawes 39 seconds into the game. He left about a minute later.
Ellis limped off the floor with 8:03 remaining in the first quarter due to a left hip injury that coach Rick Carlisle said he assumed was "some kind of strain."
Carlisle said he didn't have any more details available on the injuries to Chandler and Ellis.
"Hopefully it's not going to be bad," power forward Dirk Nowitzki said. "It's nothing we can really control now. We don't really expect either to play on Wednesday and we've got to be better. We've got to be better with what we've got."
Chandler leads the Mavs and ranks sixth in the league with 10.8 rebounds per game. Without him, Dallas was dominated by NBA rebounding leader DeAndre Jordan, who scored 22 points and grabbed a career- and NBA-season-high 27 rebounds to key the Clippers' victory.
Ellis, the Mavs' leading scorer with 20 points per game, has a streak of 218 consecutive games played. The last game he missed was the 2012-13 regular-season finale with the Milwaukee Bucks.
The Mavs are missing three of their starters. Point guard Rajon Rondo will be out at least through the All-Star break due to the nasal and left orbital bone fractures he suffered Jan. 31 when he was inadvertently kneed in the face by teammate Richard Jefferson.
"You've got to keep pushing," Carlisle said. "You've got to push through somehow."