Golden State Warriors: Bucks Blowout Warriors in Monta Ellis’ Return

March 16th, 2012 by Eric He Leave a reply »
"You can't win a game in the first quarter, but you sure can lose one". That was what Warriors' broadcaster Bob Fitzgerald had to say during Friday night's game, that saw the Milwaukee Bucks rout the Golden State Warriors on the road.

This game was highly hyped, as Monta Ellis played in his first game as a Milwaukee Buck, which, ironically, came against the Golden State Warriors. The Warriors traded Ellis to Milwaukee on Wednesday for Andrew Bogut. 

Ellis received two standing ovations—one when he was introduced in the starting lineup, and again when a video tribute of him was shown on the jumbotron. Both times, Ellis acknowledged the crowd with a wave. 

As for the game itself, the Bucks took control in the first quarter, outscoring the Warriors 31-12. The Warriors played solid in the remaining three quarters, but it was their first quarter that led to their downfall. 

Mike Dunleavy, another former Warrior, scored a game high 24 points, hitting shot after shot from the perimeter. Luc Mbah a Moute notched a career high 22 points, along with 17 rebounds. He scored all of his points on either layups or dunks inside, and ...

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