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Steph Curry passes Monta Ellis on NBA's all-time scoring list

Steph Curry passes Monta Ellis on NBA's all-time scoring list

Monta Ellis was a fan-favorite during his time with the Warriors, but now, after three championships, he's in the rearview mirror.

He's now also in Steph Curry's rearview mirror as the two-time NBA MVP passed Ellis on the NBA's all-time scoring list Wednesday night in Cleveland.

Curry entered the night trailing Ellis by 13 pooints, 14,858 to 14,845, and it didn't take him long to pass his former backcourt mate.

Curry scored 16 points in the first quarter against the Cavs. His 3-pointer with 2:48 remaining in the period was the shot that put him ahead of Ellis for 140th place on the all-time list.

[RELATED: Ellis concedes Warriors wouldn't have a title with him]

Curry would finish the first half with 25 points and passed former NBA center James Edwards for 139th place on the all-time list.

Ellis and Curry were supposed to be the tandem that led the Warriors back to relevance, but in the middle of their third season together, the Warriors dealt Ellis to the Bucks for Andrew Bogut. The trade was not received well by Warriors fans, who showered new owner Joe Lacob with boos during Chris Mullins jersey retirement ceremony.

In the end, Bogut was a big part of the Warriors' first championship in 40 years and Ellis bounced around from the Bucks to the Mavericks to the Pacers. The 33-year-old Ellis hasn't played since the 2016-17 season. He finished his career averaging 17.8 points and 4.6 assists per game.

Tom Izzo yelling at Aaron Henry elicits response from Draymond Green

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Tom Izzo yelling at Aaron Henry elicits response from Draymond Green

Programming note: Watch the pregame edition of Warriors Outsiders on Saturday afternoon at 4 P.T., streaming live on the MyTeams app.

During the second half of Michigan State's opening-round NCAA Tournament win over Bradley, Tom Izzo went nuts.

The Spartans' head coach called timeout and went off on freshman forward Aaron Henry.

On Friday morning, Draymond Green took to Twitter to share his feelings about the incident.

If anybody can provide some insight and perspective here, it's certainly the 2017 NBA Defensive Player of the Year. Draymond and Izzo are extremely close and still talk frequently.

If you disagree with Izzo's approach and are hoping for an apology... that ain't happening.

"What's wrong with challenging a kid that makes some mistakes?" Izzo said after the game. "Aaron Henry -- trust me -- did some things that you can't do as a starter on a Top-5 team at the end of your freshman year. They were effort related.

"I did get after him. He did respond. He did make a couple of big buckets. He did make some big free throws but that's not good enough. It's one-and-done time. The 'my-bads' are out the window.''

Will there eventually be another layer to this story? That's quite possible.

Michigan State will be back in action on Saturday night when they face Minnesota.

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Zaza Pachulia shares text Steph Curry sent him during radio interview

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Zaza Pachulia shares text Steph Curry sent him during radio interview

Programming note: Watch the pregame edition of Warriors Outsiders on Saturday afternoon at 4 P.T., streaming live on the MyTeams app.

On Sunday evening, the Warriors host the Pistons at Oracle.

You know what that means, right?

Zaza Pachulia is back!

On Friday morning, the big man who won two titles with the Warriors was a guest on 95.7 The Game.

He talked about the excitement surrounding receiving his 2018 championship ring, what he learned during his two seasons with Golden State, the narrative that he's a dirty player and much more.

And just before the conversation came to an end, Zaza closed with this:

"Can't wait to see everybody and I just want to give a shoutout to Steph Curry and Jarron Collins who just texted me to tell me that my voice sounds beautiful ... can't wait to see them."

I wonder if that's the first time anybody has ever told Zaza that his voice sounds beautiful. Maybe his wife has said it once or twice before.

[REWINDZaza Pachulia trolls Kevin Durant about Omri Casspi's 20 points]

The 35-year old is averaging 4.1 points and 4.2 rebounds in 13.4 minutes per game this season.

He scored a season-high 11 points in Detroit's huge win over the Raptors last Sunday.

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