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Monta Ellis, midrange monster?

DALLAS – Monta Ellis has always been a man of many shots and few words. That hasn’t changed since Ellis’ days as a gunner for the Golden State Warriors. Now starring for the Dallas Mavericks, Ellis remains one of the NBA’s most aggressive scorers and reticent interview subjects. But the inefficient label, which was slapped on Ellis late in his Golden State tenure and emphasized during his season-and-a-half stint on the scoring-starved Milwaukee Bucks, no longer applies with Ellis.
Mavs Moneyball Dec 12, 2014

Why the Mavericks are not going to have any All Stars this season

Monta Ellis and Dirk Nowitzki can both make strong cases, but the Western Conference is unforgiving. NBA All-Star voting began yesterday; here's where you can cast your ballot. You definitely should! If you're reading this, there's a good chance you're going to make more intelligent choices than most NBA fans out there. However, if you're prepared to see Dirk Nowitzki or Monta Ellis in New York in February, you'll probably be disappointed. While I hate to be the bearer of bad news, it doesn't look good for the Mavericks this year. While you might think a fan vote for each conference's...
Rotoworld Dec 11, 2014

Monta Ellis bounces back with 26 points - Monta Ellis (G) Dallas Mavericks

Monta Ellis, who hit just 1-of-11 shots on Tuesday, knocked down 11-of-19 and two 3-pointers for 26 points, four rebounds, five assists, a steal and a block on Wednesday.
Sun Herald Dec 10, 2014

Ellis helps Mavericks outlast Pelicans, 112-107

Monta Ellis scored 13 of his 26 points in the final 5 minutes and the Dallas Mavericks outlasted the New Orleans Pelicans 112-107 on Wednesday night.
Mavs Moneyball Dec 10, 2014

Monta is too much for the Pelicans, Mavs win 112-107

Dallas improves to 17-7 on the season and 9-3 at home. Dallas improved its record on the second night of back-to-backs to 4-1 on the season with a 112-107 win over New Orleans on Wednesday night. Both teams were playing the second night of a back-to-back, which resulted in sluggish play at the outset. Monta Ellis was too much for the Pelicans, as he led the Mavericks with 26 points, including 13 in the fourth quarter as the Mavs held on late. Three other Mavs broke the 20 point mark, as Dirk, Chandler Parsons and Devin Harris all contributed 20 points apiece. It was the third straight game...

Rick Carlisle: Monta Ellis’ elbow clearly was bothering him Tuesday

Dallas Mavericks guard Monta Ellis doesn’t miss games, although it might have been a good idea if he’d missed Tuesday’s to rest a sore right elbow. He’s a perfect 105-for-105 in games started since joining the Mavericks, including Tuesday’s visit …

Ellis (elbow) struggles, but vows to play on

MEMPHIS -- Dallas Mavericks guard Monta Ellis, listed as questionable pregame with a right elbow injury, played through it but missed 10 of 11 shots in a 114-105 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday. "I felt good," Ellis said after scoring two points in 25 minutes. "The shots just didn't fall." Ellis, who has started 105 consecutive games since joining the Mavericks, said with certainty that he will play Wednesday against the New Orleans Pelicans.

Monta’s elbow less of a concern than the rest of the Mavericks’ 3-point shooting arms

Monta Ellis doesn’t miss games. He’s a perfect 104-for-104 since joining the Dallas Mavericks, so it would seem like the large ice bag he had attached to his right elbow after Tuesday’s shootaround isn’t something that’s going to keep him …
Mavs Moneyball Dec 8, 2014

Does he have it all? A detailed look at Monta Ellis' decision making

A deep dive into the offensive decision making of the talented yet frustrating Monta Ellis. Wednesday night, Monta Ellis was having the kind of game that makes his detractors groan. Halfway through the fourth quarter, he'd shot more than 20 times and made, well, not much. But then he did this: It was thrilling, and the fact it came the night after this only made it that much sweeter: Before Ellis came to Dallas, he’d developed a reputation as a chucker whose game was based on high volume, poor shot selection, and low efficiency. But as his play seemed to improve over his first...

Cuban: Monta Ellis gets no respect from refs

DALLAS – Mark Cuban considers Dallas Mavericks guard Monta Ellis to be kind of like the Rodney Dangerfield of NBA paint attackers. “Monta gets no respect on his drives ever,” Cuban said. “He gets hit on his body all the time and it’s like nothing. I told him he’s got to flail like all these other guys. I mean, I don’t know how he doesn’t get to the line. It’s crazy.” Cuban complained about the issue last season.
Brew Hoop Dec 7, 2014

Bucks vs. Mavericks final score: Dirk Nowitzki, Chandler Parsons help Dallas light up Milwaukee 125-102

There was no need for a game-winning jumper from Monta Ellis in this one. So let's just run through the math real quick. Dallas Mavericks without Dirk Nowitzki: two-point victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on a buzzer-beating jumper by Monta Ellis. Dallas Mavericks with Dirk Nowitzki: 23-point win with few real challenges. Sounds about right. Nowitzki teamed up with Chandler Parsons and Monta Ellis to lead Dallas to a 125-102 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks Sunday night. Nowitzki, who sat out the Mavericks' first game against Milwaukee earlier this week, scored 21 points, while Parsons...
Brew Hoop Dec 7, 2014

Bucks vs. Mavs Preview: Milwaukee begins road trip in Dallas with rematch against Monta Ellis and Mavs

Good news: A week into their brutal December schedule, the Milwaukee Bucks are doing...OK. Bad news: The opposition is about to get even more difficult. Four days after Monta Ellis' circus buzzer beater in Milwaukee, the Bucks get a chance to exact some revenge tonight when they close out the home-and-home season series in Dallas. Of course, revenge in this case is much easier said than done, particularly on the road against a Dallas team that's 15-6 overall and figures to have Dirk Nowitzki back in the lineup after missing the team's meeting in Milwaukee. Still, the Bucks can take some...

Silent assassin Monta Ellis crowns terrific road trip with a buzzer-beater

All you can say about Dallas Mavericks’ guard Monta Ellis is he had one heck of a magical road trip. He averaged 27.3 points and while he heaved up a lot of shots, he hit a lot of them, too. …
Brew Hoop Dec 3, 2014

Bucks vs. Mavericks Final Score: Monta Ellis sinks bucket, Bucks at buzzer

11-26 is the sort of vintage shooting line that Monta Ellis simultaneously dazzled and dismayed Bucks fans with during his tumultuous tenure with Milwaukee. Even if 23 points, 7 assists, and 3 steals doesn't quite qualify as "having it all," sinking a buzzer-beating fadeaway to secure a two-point win certainly does. Ellis' bucket as time expired sent the Milwaukee Bucks to their third-straight loss, the first such streak this season for Milwaukee. There were loud protests from the crowd after the ball sailed through the net as it appeared Ellis may have traveled on the spin move that set up...
Mavericks sweep road trip on Ellis’ buzzer-beater

Mavericks sweep road trip on Ellis’ buzzer-beater

Monta Ellis plays Dallas hero again as Dallas caps a sweep of a four-game road trip.Nowitzki rests again with grueling Mavericks schedule aheadFollow Dwain Price on TwitterOn FacebookFull Court Press

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