Warriors-Pistons: What to watch for

January 15, 2012, 7:16 pm
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The Warriors are still trying to get their first road win ofthe season and the next opportunity comes Sunday in Detroit. Theyre now 0-4away from Oracle Arena, and Saturdays 112-100 loss to Charlotte was the teamsmost disappointing defeat of the season. Coach Mark Jackson called the effortembarrassing. Let's see if the Warriors respond?Here are a few things to watch for against thePistons:Udoh vs. Monroe: The Warriors selectedEkpe Udoh with the No. 6 pick in the 2010 NBA draft. Greg Monroe went one spotlater at No. 7. So far, advantage goes to Monroe, who leads the Pistons inscoring and rebounding and is shooting 57.6 percent from the floor.Bounce-back for Ellis?: Conventionalwisdom is Monta Ellis is having a very good year, but hes shooting just 40 percentfrom the floor and 24.5 percent from 3-point range. Bottom line is Ellis needshelp and hes simply not getting enough.Robinsons play: Nate Robinson wasinstrumental in the Warriors victory over the Miami Heat last Tuesday. But thereality is that other than that game he hasnt helped on a consistent basis.With the Warriors struggling to score, Robinsons 38.9 field goal shootingpercentage hasnt been good enough game in and game out.

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