Ennis totaled 12 points (4-6 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 3-4 FT), two rebounds, one assist and one steal over 20 minutes during Thursday's 105-94 win over the Spurs in Game 3 of the Western Conference first-round playoffs. Ennis was part of the first-unit shakeup that coach David Fizdale opted to implement for Game 3, and he provided solid returns with a modest amount of playing time. The third-year swingman actually saw six fewer minutes than in Game 2 but was much more efficient, draining 66 percent of his shots and producing a series-high scoring total in the process. The player he displaced in the starting five, Wayne Selden, was productive off the bench as well, so Fizdale could opt to go with either on the first unit for Saturday's Game 4.
Ennis will draw the start for Thursday's Game 3 matchup against the Spurs, Rob Fischer of FOX Sports Southeast reports. With the team down 0-2 in the series, the Grizzlies will opt to change things up, inserting Ennis into the starting five. Wayne Selden will likely head to the bench as a result and see a lesser role.
Ennis (knee) finished with two points (1-2 FG, 0-1 3Pt), three rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block across 20 minutes during Saturday's 111-82 loss to the Spurs. Ennis hasn't played well over his past four appearances while dealing with knee inflammation, averaging just 2.8 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 1.0 steals across 18.8 minutes per game. He will look to have a more impactful performance for the Grizzlies in Game 2 against the Spurs after he gets some rest.
Ennis (knee) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Mavericks. Ennis is dealing with some swelling in his knee and with the Grizzlies having already locked up a spot in the playoffs, there's no real reason to play through the injury. He should be good for the team's upcoming playoff run, but in his place Wednesday, Troy Daniels and Wayne Selden could see more minutes off the bench behind starters Vince Carter and Tony Allen.
Ennis is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Mavericks due to swelling in his right knee. The Grizzlies have already secured their spot as the No. 7 seed in the Western Conference, so if Ennis is at all feeling limited by the knee heading into morning shootaround Wednesday, expect the team to err on the side of caution and hold him out. Ennis, who played 22 minutes in Sunday's game against the Pistons, would likely cede most of his court time to Troy Daniels and Wayne Selden if he ends up sitting.
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