Steinmetz: Monta's Maturity Manifesting

October 30, 2010, 6:49 am
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Oct. 29, 2010STEINMETZ ARCHIVEWARRIORS PAGE WARRIORS VIDEOMatt SteinmetzCSNBayArea.com

OAKLAND -- Monta Ellis was a scorer on Wednesday and a passer on Friday. Warriors coach Keith Smart calls that maturity.One game after Ellis equaled a career-high with 46 points against theRockets, Ellis had a rather subdued game with 15 points and 11 assists."That's maturity because he put up 46 points the other night and didn'ttry to get 35 points (Friday)," Smart said. "He saw how the defense wasplaying, read it, saw that the other guys were playing well and justmade plays. Just became the facilitator. That's the maturity of wherehe's at now."Said Ellis: "Wasn't any need to force the issue. I saw at the beginningof the game that it wasn't my game so I tried to do other things to getmy team involved."

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