In this episode of NBA‘s Guard Swap …
Dallas Mavericks‘ new starting shooting guard Monta Ellis returned to the BMO Bradley Harris Center to play his previous team, the Milwaukee Bucks, who replaced him with former Mavs man O.J. Mayo. Dallas and Milwaukee entered the game on Saturday with a combined .500 win-loss percentage so far in the 2013-14 season, with the former being 3-3, and the latter 2-2.
The Mavericks beat the Bucks in a close game. Although Mayo put up 10 points more than Ellis, his 28 points were not enough for a victory at home. Instead, it was Ellis who found redemption against the Bucks, leading the Mavericks in scoring to help Dallas secure this much-need win after struggling in both previous road games leading to its third road game this week.
What a way to wrap up the week for the Mavs. Now they can return home and get ready to host the Washington Wizards on Tuesday. By then, they should be refreshed to keep going full force. I’m just glad that Ellis showed Milwaukee the “Monta Basketball” that the Bucks are missing out on. Sure, they have Mayo, but Ellis certainly was clutch.
I think that both shooting guards suit their new teams much better than their previous ones where they spent short stints, and may even see more success with these current clubs.