By Marcus Thompson
Friday, April 3rd, 2009 at 7:29 pm in Uncategorized.
* Monta Ellis is out tonight. He is a late scratch because of left ankle soreness. That leaves the Warriors with seven healthy bodies. Really, 6 1/2, as Jamal Crawford is dealing with flu-like symptoms. He looks under the weather and he said his whole body is sore.
* Anthony Morrow is starting in Ellis’ place.
* Stephen Jackson made an appearance in the Warriors’ locker room. He is on crutches and his left foot is bandaged. He’s in town for his long-awaited birthday party in San Francisco, which will feature a performance by Snoop Dogg (who is also at the game tonight). Jackson, who turns 31 on Sunday, is in obvious pain. Crawford had to help him take his seat at his locker.
* For the record, Anthony Randolph is not hurt. He sat out almost the entire the second half of Wednesday’s overtime win over Sacramento. The reason? Foul trouble. He picked up his fifth foul in the third and never returned. But he is healthy.