Thursday, February 4, 2010

Mavs edge Warriors, Ellis scores 46 points

The losing streak extends to seven games with the loss to the Mavs Wednesday night. Monta Ellis A.K.A. "Mr. Unbelievable" scored a career high 46 points, while receiving little support from his teammates. Ellis could have tallied over 50 if not his 8/13 from the free throw line.

Ironically, on the same day of his 46 point game, Ellis was re-snubbed for an All-Star bid. NBA Commissioner David Stern appointed Dever's Chauncy Billups to replace injured Chris Paul. Not to say Billups isn't deserving, as he leads one of the elite teams in the NBA. I don't see how Ellis could be passed on twice, but like Nuggets coach George Karl, I'm biased by seeing my guy (Monta) light up opponents nightly.

While it would have been special to see a Warriors player make the All-Star team for the first time in 13 years, it's better that Ellis get some rest. He deserves to have some time with his family and rest his legs. The absence of Ellis in Dallas will be the loss of the fans, as they are the ones who will be snubbed of the opportunity to see one of the most exciting and entertaining players in the league.

Can we really take the All-Star game seriously? What kind of conspiracy allowed waning superstar Allen Iverson to crack the starting lineup for the East? What a joke.

Expect Ellis to benefit from the extended rest. There will be more 40 point games to come, wins are another story.

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