Warriors' Ellis snubbed from All-Star game

Warriors' Ellis snubbed from All-Star game
February 3, 2011, 11:55 pm
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The NBA revealed its All-Star reserves on Thursday, and guard Monta Ellis wasnt among those selected. That makes 14 consecutive years in which the Warriors havent been represented at an NBA All-Star game.The last Warriors All-Star: Latrell Sprewell -- in 1997.
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The Warriors had hoped Ellis would break through this season. He is averaging 25.1 points per game, which is the sixth-highest in the NBA. Ellis also averages 5.6 assists per game and 2.26 steals per game, third in the league.The Warriors also have improved from last year to this year. They were 14-37 at the All-Star break a year ago. This year the Warriors are 20-27 heading into tonights game against the Milwaukee Bucks.But Western Conference coaches -- who vote for the substitutes -- selected the following guards ahead of Ellis: Deron Williams, Manu Ginobili and Russell Westbrook.
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Ellis recent shooting slump likely didnt do him any favors with the coaches. Over the past six games, Ellis has gone just 43-of-122 from the field (35.2 percent), which has dropped his overall field goal percentage down to 45.9 percent.Chris Paul and Kobe Bryant were voted in as starters by the fans. Coaches vote for seven substitutes from their own conference -- including two guards, two forwards, one center and two wild cards.Coaches are not allowed to vote for players on their own team.

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