As he's making a solid argument to play within his 1st All Star game, Warriors G Monta Ellis is more content that his solid effort is assisting his club come closer to their goal.
Ellis & the Warriors are trying to pickup 4 consecutive for the 1st occasion in 3 years on Friday evening when they have the lagging Kings.
Ellis, 3rd in the League having a best for his career 25.9 Points per game, hit a game winning jump shot with 0.6 seconds remaining & completed having thirty-six points in Golden State's 110 - 108 win against the Pacers on Wednesday.
Golden State ( 18 - 23 ) is 3 - 1 on a 5 game set on their home court & has picked up 7 of 9 at Oracle Arena. The Warriors are twelfth in the Western Conference rankings, part of a 4 - club pileup going after Portland for the 8th position.
The 6th - year G is putting in 32.5 points on 54.2 % from the floor, which includes 8 of 18 from beyond the arc, during the previous 4 matchups & has the club on the edge of their 1st 4 game winning run since February 26th to March 4th, 2008.
Kings coach Paul Westphal would rather not think about the last occasion he saw Ellis, who put in 9 of his thirty-six points in OT as the Warriors came back from 16 down for a 117 - 109 win at Arco Arena on December 21st.
Warriors forward Vladimir Radmanovic compelled the extra period having a buzzer beating three point shot.
Following putting in 36 2nd half points during each of their last 2 matchups - both defeats away from home - Sacramento ( 9 - 31 ) had been kept to 9 within the last eleven minutes Wednesday.
That's particularly true taking into account Sacramento have lost 14 of 15 away from home.
Sacramento has not picked up during their previous 3 trips to Oakland & has yielded 130.8 Points per game during their previous 5 during the Bay Area.
However Ellis was out on the bench having a sprained knee during the club's previous game at Oracle Arena, Golden State out-scored Sacramento 42 - 16 during the 2nd period & rolled to a 130 - 98 win 17th.
Stephen Curry had twenty-four points & a personal best 15 dishes during the victory. The Warriors 2nd - year G skipped last month's win at Arco Arena vs. the Kings having a sprained right ankle.
Kings G Beno Udrih had a best for his career thirty-four points with 7 boards during the December 21st loss. He is putting in 20.3 Points per game 6.1 more than his average for the year - during the previous 7 matchups.
Golden State has picked up 11 of 14 on their home court in this Pacific Division game.