By Marcus Thompson
Wednesday, February 21st, 2007 at 10:03 pm in Uncategorized.
Warriors fans can thank Monta for his fourth-quarter performance. Without it, the Warriors would have assuredly lost, potentially starting a funk that could doom the season.
Thanks to Ellis going 4-for-6 from the floor en route to nine points in overtime, the Warriors have some momentum to start the seocnd half. If they can somehow pull out a win at the Clippers, then come home and beat the hated Lakers in what is sure to be an emotional affiar, they can take some pressure off of the coming six-game road trip.
The Clippers are certainly beatable, and the Lakers — who lost at home to Portland tonight — are reeling. Even without Baron, the Warriors can win those games (though the Clippers have had their number).
But those would be must-win games practically if they lose to Memphis at home, souring the taste in everyone’s mouth. Thank Monta (22 points, 8-for-16 FGs, seven rebounds, six assists) for that.