Monta Ellis and the Warriors Frustrate Brand Roy and the Trail Blazers

November 21st, 2009 by Steven Resnick Leave a reply »
Coming into tonight's game, the Golden State Warriors had put up tremendous efforts against the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Boston Celtics. On most nights, that kind of play would have gotten the Warriors a victory, but when facing two of the better teams in the East it's hard to come away with a victory especially with only playing eight players.

Flash forward to tonight's game and you saw an incredible effort by the Warriors.

In the first quarter though, it looked like the Portland Trail Blazers were going to take care of business.

One of those reasons was the size advantage that the Trail Blazers have on the Warriors and that showed in the first quarter. The Trail Blazers shot 68 percent in the first quarter and put up 37 points to the Warriors 29.

From the rest of the game, it was all Warriors and Monta Ellis was the main reason why playing all 48 minutes scoring 34 points, 8 assists, two rebounds, two blocked shots, and six steals. It was Ellis's defense on Brandon Roy that was the most impressive aspect of his game.

Looking at Roy's night he struggled going 6-17 from the field, with 17 points, four rebounds, two ass ...

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