The Golden State Warriors are essentially a brand new team through some serious trading before the deadline, though they lost only two players from their roster. But Monta Ellis and Ekpe Udoh return to Oracle Arena to face the team that traded them just days prior as the Milwaukee Bucks head to Oakland Friday night.
Ellis and Udoh still can't play until Andrew Bogut's physical is completed, but could see their first action as Bucks Friday night. They pulled away late against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday for their fourth straight victory despite being a bit short-handed. Now the W's are out to hold court and continue their hot play of their own.
Winners of four of their last six matchups, the Warriors have shot a combined 52.1 percent from the field and holding opponents to an average of 93.5 points in their last four. Much of that has been the balanced offesneive outputs they have been getting, with increased minutes and production for lots of role players, most notably Nate Robinson and rookie Klay Thompson. Nate is coming off a 20 point, 11 assist evening against Boston, while Klay scored a career-high 26 on Wednesday as well.
Tip off is set for 7:30 p.m. PT with coverage on CSN Bay Area.
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