Found December 31, 2011 on
Basketball ] MiamiHerald.com:
Golden State may have to wrap up a season-opening four-game homestand against the Philadelphia 76ers tonight without its most prolific offensive threat, Monta Ellis.
BEST OF MAXIM
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.
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...
The Golden State Warriors could be without their starting backcourt of Monta Ellis and Stephen Curry for Saturday's game against the Philadelphia 76ers.
Ellis will definitely miss the game after he flew to Mississippi to attend the funeral of his grandmother.
Curry is dealing with a sprained ankle that forced him to miss Wednesday's game against the New York Knicks and...
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 outscored the Knicks 28-14 in the 4th quarter last night and they outrebounded the Knicks 47-31, as they dominated this game late. Monta Ellis only shot 8 of 22 from the floor, but he still led the way for the Warriors last night with 22 points, 1 rebound, 8 assists and 1 steal. Brandon Rush also had a great game with 19 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals 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 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.