Warriors love the home cooking
(Sports Network) – The Golden State Warriors go for their sixth straight
win on Monday when they welcome the Phoenix Suns to ORACLE Arena. The Suns and
Warriors have split the last six contests in this series. Phoenix has lost
five of its last eight at Golden State.
Golden State attempts to remain perfect on its current seven-game homestand.
On Saturday, Monta Ellis poured in a career-high 31 points and added seven
rebounds and seven assists to lead the Warriors to a 107-95 victory over the
Mickael Pietrus tallied 19 points and a career-high 12 rebounds for the
Warriors, while Baron Davis played less than 18 minutes due to sore ribs and
finished with eight points for Golden State, which also got 18 points from
Mike Dunleavy had 13 points, nine rebounds and seven assists for the Warriors,
who are off to their best start since the 1994-95 season.
The Warriors are an impressive 6-1 at home this season. They are scheduled to
host Carmelo Anthony and the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday in the first of a
home-and-home set. Golden State will visit Denver on Friday at the Pepsi
Ellis, who was picked out of Lanier High School in the second-round (40th
overall) of the 2005 draft, has been a huge surprise so far this season. The
21-year-old Ellis is averaging 17.5 points, which is second on the team, 2.9
rebounds and 3.7 assists per contest. He is shooting an impressive 52.0
percent from the field, including 40 percent from beyond the arc.
The 6-3 Ellis has scored in double-digits in all 10 of Golden State’s games.
He has netted over 20 in three contests and has dished out five or more
assists in four outings.