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Monta Ellis named Eastern Conference Player of the Week

| December 31, 2012

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Monta Ellis’ big week, with impressive individual performances against the Detroit Pistons, Miami Heat and Brooklyn Nets, has earned him Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the week of Dec. 24-30 by the NBA. From the Bucks PR department:

The National Basketball Association announced today that Bucks guard Monta Ellis has been named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played Dec. 24-30. The honor is the third of Ellis’ career and his first as a member of the Milwaukee Bucks. Ellis won his first two Player of the Week Awards with the Golden State Warriors, the second of which came in his final week with the club before last season’s trade that brought him to Milwaukee.

Ellis is the second Bucks player of the week this season. (Photo by Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Over the course of the week, which saw the Bucks go 2-1, Ellis averaged 21 points, 8 assists and 4 steals. Ellis, who is often criticized for his high volume shooting, shot just about 47 percent from the field (46.7) and 57 percent from beyond the arc. The 30-point effort in Sunday’s loss at Detroit gave Ellis his fifth 30-point game this season, giving him the seventh highest total of 30-point games in the league this season.

Ellis’ impressive run comes right on the heels of an atrocious outing against the Memphis Grizzlies where he scored 4 points on 1-14 FG.

One other thing that stood out about Ellis’ week was his solid defense. Ellis had six steals agianst Brooklyn and five against Miami three days later. This was the first time in Ellis’ career that he has five or more thefts in consecutive games. You could say that Ellis truly had it all last week.

Ellis is the second Bucks player to earn the award this season, Brandon Jennings was the other after the season’s first week.

Ellis’ stats over last week

vs. BKN: 7-14, 20 points. 7 assists. 6 steals.

vs. MIA: 6-18, 14 points. 9 assists. 5 steals.

at DET: 12-22, 30 points. 9 assists. 4 rebounds.

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Tony is a senior at UW-Milwaukee with a little over three years experience in broadcast/journalism. However, that pales in comparison to his lifetime of heartache growing up as a Bucks fan. All is not lost however, he remains very optimistic about the team, yet remains very objective in covering them. All in all, Tony has written for SlamOnline.com, ESPN Wisconsin, The UWM Post, UrbanMilwaukee.com and AcmePackingCompany.com, just to name a few.

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  1. OB says:

    Ick.

    He really is trying to play well enough to fool the Bucks into giving him a long term offer.

  2. John Proctor says:

    Yeah, the Bucks have a lot of players capable of winning awards like this, but aren’t consistent enough to be a great team. That’s the reality we’re faced with, good but not great, and possibly not even a playoff team.

  3. Patti says:

    Ellis is an exciting player when he’s feeling his oats! His play with the Bucks is improving as the season goes on. There is a lot to be hopeful about. Good for Ellis getting this recognition for a job very well done. Looking forward to this week.

    Go Bucks!

  4. Bill says:

    Well folks, I know this will never happen. But, I traded Monta and Ersan + 2 first picks for Carmelo Anthony… he’s playing the 3 with Henson and Sanders at the 4 and 5. Playing on Legendary Mode, well… All I can say is with Doron Lamb at the 2 and BJ at the point… We’re second in the central, and 3rd in the east. We had a rough loss to the final game of the heat(simmed), But, I can say this… We won the championships.. Skiles said hey Bill, I’ll stay on a few more years.. BJ said I wanted to test FA… I said BLAM heres 16 mil over 2 years. He denied it, so I said, k cya. Well he accepted the qualifying offer for 6.5mil LoL.. noob. Anyways, Season 2 with Melo, we will see. I am not a Melo fan, but this goes to show. THE BUCKS NEED A WING at the 3!!1 ERSAN HAS BEEN SAUSY THIS YEAR AND IS RUINING OUR MOJO