He said the only reserve who warrants any consideration is swingman Brandon Rush. He said Rush has been consistent from Day 1. But he explains why he won’t alter the lineup. And also what’s been wrong with Monta Ellis lately.
Archive for February, 2012
Warriors guard Monta Ellis has been struggling mightily lately.
His last three games, he’s totaled 29 points on 12-for-43 shooting (27.9 percent). His shooting percentage is down to 40.8 percent for the season, which is simply not him. He entered the season with a career percentage of 46.9 percent. During this three-game stretch, he’s totaled six free throw attempts and is 0-for-9 from 3-point range.
Is this the game Ellis breaks out of his slump? He will be facing the team (Utah) that he missed the game-winner against. And Jazz defensive specialist Raja Bell is hobbled if playing at all. And the Warriors haven’t won consecutive games since beating Detroit and Cleveland back on Jan. 14 and 15.
Here are some other things to watch for tonight.