Ellis Aims to Shoot Himself Out of Slump
Monta Ellis entered the game shooting 38.9%, more than seven points under his career mark of 46.4% entering this season.
But the Bucks guard, who was not feeling well, hit 8 of 13 shots and also got to the foul line and sank 8 of 9 free throws. And he made a key basket late in the game, driving for a layup after Brooklyn had cut the Bucks’ lead to six points.
“It’s the beginning of the season; it’s a long season,” Ellis said. “You go into slumps sometimes. You’ve just got to keep kicking at it. My teammates and the coaches have the confidence in me. I just have to keep shooting my way out of it.”