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Led by Monta Ellis, Mavericks beat Spurs in Rajon Rondo's Dallas debut
Led by Monta Ellis, Mavericks beat Spurs in Rajon Rondo's Dallas debut

Monta Ellis equaled his season high with 38 points, including 11 during the final four minutes, to spark a late rally as the host Dallas Mavericks beat the depleted San Antonio Spurs, 99-93, Saturday in Rajon Rondo's debut with the Mavericks. Ellis broke a 91-91 tie with a basket from the right corner that sailed over the corner of the backboard to give Dallas the lead for good. Rondo, the four-time All-Star who played his first eight-plus seasons with the Boston Celtics, finished with six points on three-for-11 shooting. He had nine assists and seven rebounds. Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich used only eight players after his team lost triple-overtime games on Wednesday and Friday....

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