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Monta Ellis did not practice with the team Sunday in Oakland, however, and coach Mark Jackson stopped short of guaranteeing Ellis will play.
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Golden State Warriors guard Monta Ellis is expected to join the team in Phoenix for Monday's game against the Suns.
Ellis missed Saturday's game against Philadelphia and Sunday's practice to attend the funeral of his grandmother in Mississippi.
He is leading the team in scoring with an average of 21.0 points per game.
Guard is in Mississippi for his grandmother's funeral and won't be back in Bay Area in time for the game
Warriors guard Monta Ellis, according to a team spokesperson, will join the team in Phoenix. Though he did not practice with the team Sunday in Oakland, Ellis is expected to be in the lineup for Monday's game against the host Suns.
Warriors guard Monta Ellis is in Phoenix with the team and will play in today's game against the Suns.
Just last night the Philadelphia 76ers were in a dogfight with the Utah Jazz. The outcome didn't favor the Sixers, though, as they fell just short after failing to capitalize on Utah's miscues. But they can't hang their heads on the loss or else they will slip up against a Golden State team that features a real threat in the scoring department, Monta Ellis.
The Warriors could get point guard Stephen Curry back for Saturday's game against Philadelphia, but they don't expect shooting guard Monta Ellis to play as they attempt to maintain momentum from impressive victories over Chicago and New York.
Curry, who missed Wednesday's win over the Knicks with a sprained right ankle, was able to do pre- and post-practice work Friday...
Although Golden State coach Mark Jackson believes his team will win with defense, Monta Ellis' offensive production likely will also play a big role in the Warriors' success.
Jackson will need someone else to step up on the offensive end in Saturday night's game against the Philadelphia 76ers if Ellis does not return in time from attending to a family matter.
The Warriors were outrebounded 49-36 last night and they were outscored 30-22 in the 4th quarter, which did them in last night. Monta Ellis (18 points, 5 rebounds, 11 assists, 1 steal and 1 blocked shot) and Dominic McGuire (14 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal in 26 minutes on the floor) led the way for the Warriors in this game. Brandon Rush (13 points, 2 rebounds and...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The Golden State Warriors will likely have Stephen Curry back but are expected to be without backcourt teammate Monta Ellis when they host the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night.
The Golden State Warriors will likely have Stephen Curry back but are expected to be without backcourt teammate Monta Ellis when they host the Philadelphia 76ers.
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In the early going, nobody is taking more shots than the Lakers' Kobe Bryant.
A few games in, it's too early to conclude much from statistics. But it's fun to take a peek nonetheless. Watching Monta Ellis the other night, looking like he was paid by the field goal attempt, it struck me that he had to be shooting more per minute than anybody...