Monta Ellis Named NBA's Eastern Conference Player of the Week
The National Basketball Association announced today that Bucks guard Monta Ellis has been named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played Feb. 25 – March 3. The award is the fourth of Ellis’ career and second this season as he also received the honor for games played Dec. 24-30.
Ellis averaged 24.0 points, 4.7 rebounds, 9.0 assists and 5.0 steals per game while leading the Bucks to a 3-0 week that featured wins over Houston, Dallas and Toronto. He posted back-to-back games with six steals in Dallas and Houston while leading the Bucks to their first multi-win road trip through Texas since 1986. Ellis capped off the trip with a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to give the Bucks the win over the Rockets.
Ellis’ Player of the Week honor is the fourth for a Bucks player this season, topped only by the Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder’s five such awards in 2012-13. In addition to Ellis’ two awards, his backcourt mate Brandon Jennings has also won twice for the weeks ending Nov. 4 and Jan. 13.