Dale Ellis of the Seattle SuperSonics says that broken nose and all, he would like to play in Thursday's game against the Houston Rockets.

Ellis said he will try on two masks made by Sonics trainer Frank Furtado and probably decide Tuesday if he will be more than a spectator at Game 3 of the first round of the playoffs.Ellis, the Sonics' leading scorer, suffered a broken nose when he caught an elbow in the face during Seattle's 109-97 win Sunday night.