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Monta Ellis Will NOT Play Tonight vs. Philadelphia

The Warriors will indeed be without guard Monta Ellis for tonight’s game againstPhiladelphia, according to team sources.

Ellis is still in Mississippi and will not make it back in time to play. The funeral for his grandmother, Mary Cole, was today. She died Christmas morning, at age 89, and Ellis played the first three games with a heavy heart, averaging 21 points on 41.4 percent shooting with 7.7 assists.

Ellis is going to stay with his family Saturday and rejoin the team Sunday, likely in Phoenix. The Warriors visit the Suns on Monday.

Marcus Thompson