Even though he was without a goal this season, Panthers coach Bob Boughner viewed Matheson as a valuable commodity to have on the ice during the five-minute, three-on-three OT session.
” He’s great in three-on-three, because he has such great speed and he moves his feet so well,” Boughner said
Mills and Aldridge scored 20 apiece for San Antonio in its fourth straight win and eighth in nine games. T.J. Warren scored 19 of his 24 points in the second half for the Suns, who fell to 0-2 since losing Devin Booker to a left adductor strain that is expected to sideline him two to three weeks.
“Took us 24 minutes to find a group that would play with the right energy,” Phoenix interim coach Jay Triano said. “I mean, we just seemed to be a step slow. You know, I was mixing guys in and out trying to look for offense, defense, anything that would give us some juice and finally got it in the second half.”
That game was against Arizona and Ellington joked the Cardinals just should have left him in Houston when they departed Sunday night.
“I had to pack, but, yeah, it would have been nice,” said Ellington, who was inactive for Sunday’s game. “But I’m here now.”
Three questions with Texans running back Andre Ellington:
“At the end of the day, things in the building and the competition will work itself out, and obviously Eli is at quarterback. Obviously, he’s been [my] only quarterback, and I’ve obviously supported him throughout. I just hate to see everyone bash another guy for a coach making a decision to put him in the game.”