LAST TIME OUT
The Warriors built an early lead, survived a late charge and pulled away for the victory on Sunday night, taking down the Clippers in a 97-93 contest in Los Angeles. Monta Ellis finished with 21 points, 11 assists and six rebounds, and helped lead the Warriors to victory in the fourth quarter. Dorell Wright came out hot and finished the night with 20 points on 7-10 shooting, while David Lee notched another double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds. FULL GAME RECAP
WARRIORS VS. KINGS
Tuesday's matchup will be the third of four meetings this season between the Warriors and Kings. The teams have split the first two games, with the Warriors pulling out a 93-90 victory on January 31 in Oakland before being taken down in overtime 114-106 in Sacramento four days later. The game will mark the third of a season-long nine-game homestand for the Kings, who will be looking to bounce back from a 106-99 loss to the Hawks on Sunday. Meanwhile, the Warriors will look to make it three in a row for the second time this season after impressive wins over the Mavericks and the Clippers.
MONTA ELLIS NAMED PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Warriors guard Monta Ellis has been named the NBA Western Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, March 5, through Sunday, March 11. Ellis led the Warriors to a 3-1 record, including consecutive wins over the defending champion Dallas Mavericks and on the road against the Los Angeles Clippers (March 11), with averages of 20.5 points, 7.5 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 2.00 steals. The 6-3 guard shot 50.0 percent from the field over those four games, including 8-of-12 (.667) from downtown, and capped the week with 21 points and 11 assists against the Clippers for his 14th career 20-10 game (second this season).
KLAY JUST MAY
Rookie guard Klay Thompson has averaged 14.5 points per game over the last four contests and has been shooting a 58 percent from long distance during that stretch. He is now tied for fourth in the league in 3-point shooting percentage along with teammate Brandon Rush (.464) and remains first among rookies.
THE WRIGHT WAY
Playing in his hometown of L.A. on Sunday, Dorell Wright poured in 20 points on 7-for-10 shooting and knocked down four from beyond the arc. The eight-year veteran will need to continue this strong play as the Warriors try to make a playoff push in the second half of the season.
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