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Monta Ellis' biggest games

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Monta Ellis' biggest games

Monta Ellis scored a career-high 48 points on Tuesday night, matching Kobe Bryant for most points scored in a single game this season.

It was fifth time in his career he'd scored 45 or more points and the ninth time he'd registered 40 or more since coming into the league in 2005.

Here's look at the all-time scoring performances of Golden State's dynamic guard.

272012 -- 48 points vs. Oklahoma City
Ellis finished 18-for-29 from the field, 9-for-10 from the foul line. He scored 30 points in the first half alone -- the first NBA player to do so this season. He also had seven rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block. But the best night of his NBA career -- paired with a triple-double from David Lee -- was not enough to defeat the NBA's best team.

232010 -- 46 points vs. Dallas
Ellis filled it up in a 110-101 loss to the future NBA champions. He hit 17 of 23 shots and went 8 for 13 from the foul line. He finished with four rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block. Golden State's second-leading scorer that night? Corey Maggette with 20. Ellis' eruption came four days after Portland's Andre Miller scored 52 points against Dallas.

10272010 -- 46 points vs. Houston
Ellis' total was the third-most by a Warriors player in a season opener. Only Wilt Chamberlain, who had 48 points in 1961 and 56 in 1962, had more.
Ellis went 18-for-24 from the field and shot 9 of 12 from the line; he missed three consecutive free throws in the final 35 seconds before sinking two with 10.2 seconds remaining to seal the win. Ellis had 17 points in the first quarter and 23 in the half.

11302009 -- 45 points vs. Indiana
Ellis delivered a then career-high against a quality Pacers defense, ranked fifth-best defense in the league at the time. Notably, he fouled out with over six minutes left in the game. Ellis shot 15-for-27 from the floor and 14-for-16 from the foul line. It added up to a 126-107 win against the Pacers.

12202010 -- 44 points vs. Houston
It was Ellis' third 40-plus point performance of the season. He shot 15-of-20 and converted 11 of 14 free throws, adding seven assists on a night when the Warriors were without Stephen Curry (sprained ankle). The game capped a torrid stretch of 104 points over the past three games for the high-flying guard.

Draymond Green reveals new Warriors banners, puts Noah Vonleh on blast

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Draymond Green reveals new Warriors banners, puts Noah Vonleh on blast

The Warriors' practice facility in San Francisco has a new look and Draymond Green is clearly a fan of one part.

On Saturday, Green posted a video to his Instagram story showing new banners of a montage to the team's 2016-17 championship run. One player who won't like the new images so much though is Blazers forward Noah Vonleh. 

Among the pictures in one of the banners is Green meeting Vonleh at the rim and rejecting him in Game 1 during Round 1 in the 2017 NBA Playoffs. In the video, Green says, "Alright Noah, watch out now," while laughing.

Because it never gets old, here's the video of the huge block. 

Kevin Durant has a little advice for heckling college student: 'Get a...'

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Kevin Durant has a little advice for heckling college student: 'Get a...'

The barbs won't stop.

Even after Kevin Durant won an NBA title with the Warriors, fans won't let him forget that he left the Thunder to join the best team in the NBA.

On Saturday, a fan from New Zealand wondered if Durant was set to join his college team, which, according to him, started its season 7-0.

Durant clapped back, offering advice for the young man.

The fan wasn't done.

"What do we have to do? Be the most dominant team in the league and beat you the year before? Or do you want us to blow a 3-1 lead?" Twitter user Morgan Tiare wrote back.

Durant got the last word.

The NBA Finals MVP is clearly having fun responding to Twitter trolls this offseason.