Just got an update from the Warriors: Monta Ellis underwent an MRI exam Saturday — when veterans were not made available to the media because there was no official practice — on his the ring finger of his left hand. We’re told he caught the finger in an opponent’s jersey late in Friday’s game against the Nuggets.
While the MRI showed no break, there is some pain there and the team is calling it a sprain. (It sounds similar to what Matt Barnes has been playing through. He’s got a fracture in a similar spot on one hand and a sprained finger on the other.)
In any case, Ellis is being listed as a day-to-day proposition and his status for tonight’s game in Denver is questionable. Privately, the Nuggets were not terribly impressed with Ellis’ performance on Friday, so I’m sure he’d like to go tonight in search of some revenge.