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Chandler (hip), Parsons (ankle) out again vs. Pelicans

DALLAS – The Mavericks will play at least one more game without their Chandlers.

Center Tyson Chandler and small forward Chandler Parsons have been ruled out for Monday’s home game against the New Orleans Pelicans, who are on a five-game winning streak despite missing superstar power forward Anthony Davis and point guard Jrue Holiday.

It will be the third consecutive game that Chandler has missed due to a hip contusion suffered when he took a hard charge from Toronto’s Amir Johnson during Tuesday’s win over the Raptors.

This will be the fifth game Parsons has missed due to a sprain and bone bruise in his left ankle suffered during the Feb. 20 win over the Houston Rockets.

The Mavs are optimistic that both starters will be available for the three-game West Coast road trip that begins Thursday in Portland.

“We’re kind of in a day-to-day situation with it,” coach Rick Carlisle said. “Tyson’s doing much better, Chandler’s doing much better, but they’re just both not there yet.”