Ellis recorded 15 points (7-14 FG, 1-4 3Pt), seven assists, and four rebounds across 37 minutes during the Pacers' 89-84 loss to the Raptors in Sunday's Game 7. Ellis totaled more assists than the rest of his teammates combined on Sunday, as the Pacers dished out just 12 dimes. With that being said, Ellis was as inefficient during the playoffs as he was during the regular season, averaging 11.6 points (on 43 percent from the field) to go with 4.3 assists to 2.4 turnovers, 3.9 rebounds, and 2.1 steals across 32 minutes per contest. It certainly wasn't his fault alone that Indiana failed to advance past Toronto, but the Pacers were probably hoping for a bit better production from their high-priced offseason addition.
Ellis posted eight points (3-10 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds, three assists, and two steals across 33 minutes in Tuesday's 102-99 Game 5 loss to the Raptors. It's the third straight game that Ellis has been held to single-digit points, and the veteran guard is shooting 34.6 percent from the floor during that span. He was forced to take a backseat to Paul George and (sometimes) George Hill on the scoring front during the regular season, and that's again reared its head in the postseason, as Ellis seems to struggle to find his footing when the offense doesn't run through him.
Ellis (personal) pitched in seven points (3-9 FG, 1-2 FT), six rebounds, four assists and a steal over 36 minutes in Thursday's 101-85 Game 3 loss to the Raptors. After having missed practice Wednesday for personal reasons, Ellis looked somewhat out of sorts in the Game 3 defeat. His solid track record from the field and three-point range over the first two games of the series evaporated Thursday, as his field-goal percentage, three-point percentage and point total were all series lows. The veteran two-guard's scoring contributions figure to be key in a pivotal Game 4 on Saturday afternoon at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Ellis will start Game 3 against the Raptors on Thursday, Nate Taylor of the Indy Star reports. Ellis missed practice Wednesday to tend to a personal issue, but he rejoined the team Thursday and will be available in his usual starting shooting guard role.
Ellis (personal) missed practice Wednesday for personals reasons, Scott Agness of Vigilant Sports reports. The nature of the absence is unclear, but Ellis should be considered cautiously questionable for Thursday's Game 3 against the Raptors until the team says otherwise.
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