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Fox Sports Wisconsin:
ST. FRANCIS, Wis. -- Filling the box score in nearly every category, Bucks guard Monta Ellis has been named the NBAs Eastern Conference Player of the Week. Its the third Player of the Week honor in Ellis career but his first with the Bucks. With Golden State, Ellis was the Western Conference Player of the Week for Dec. 20-26, 2010 and again for March 5-11, 2012, his final week with the Warriors.
Leading the Bucks to a 2-1 record, Ellis averaged 21.3 points, 4.3 rebounds, 8.3 assists and 4.0 steals per game while shooting 46.3 percent from the field and 57.1 percent from beyond the arc.
Ellis scored 20 points in Wednesdays win over Brooklyn but also added six rebounds, seven assists and six steals while knocking down all three of his three-pointers. It was the first time since 2006 that Ellis was perfect on three-pointers with a minimum of three attempts.
In Milwaukees 19-point win over Miami on Saturday, Ellis scored only 14 points but dished out nine assists and had five steals. With his 30 points against Detroit on Sunday, Ellis now has five 30-point games on the season, which ranks seventh in the NBA. In his last five games, Ellis is averaging 25.6 points.
This is the second Player of the Week award for the Bucks this season. Brandon Jennings took home the honor for the season's first week.
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Monta Ellis and Dwyane Wade will forever be equals, at least in Ellis’ mind. The Bucks point guard who, it should be noted, has helped Milwaukee play to the fifth-best record in the Eastern Conference, was asked to compare himself and the two-time champion Heat guard.
Ellis’ response was classic.
The only difference between Wade and himself, Ellis said, “is more wins and two...
Monta Ellis said nothing separates him and Dwyane Wade as players aside from some wins and a couple of championships.
Vasquez quietly is having a really nice season.
Via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
Pistons’ head coach Lawrence Frank believes Monta Ellis is the closest player he has ever seen to Allen Iverson.
Ellis has started all 29 games while averaging 19.7 points (14th in the league), 5.6 assists and 3.6 rebounds. He is shooting below his career average of 46%, at just 40.5%, and is hitting 81.3% of his free throw attempts.
Haha. This is a short video, but very funny indeed. Monta Ellis of the Milwaukee Bucks compares himself to Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat. What I don't get is why he didn't compare himself to Michael Jordan if he's gonna talk crazy? Might as well go all the way to the top. Check out the funny video below. And yes Monta, 2 championships kind of matters. Just...
Monta Ellis is interviewed and asked who he’d compare himself to in the NBA and says he is in “the same category as DWade” adding the only thing Wade has that he doesn’t is “more wins and two championships, that’s it”. Beyond that, as far as being on DWade’s level, he says “Monta Ellis have it all”.
The Milwaukee Bucks rallied from a 14 point third quarter deficit to tie the game with about a minute left. However, a clutch bucket and clutch freethrows from Tayshaun (yes, he’s still in Detroit) Prince clinched the victory for the Pistons, 96-94. The Bucks fall to 16-13 with the loss.
Positives: 1) Monta Ellis shot 12/22, had 30 points and 9 assists. But more importantly...