Monta Ellis succinctly made his point about helping sneak his new Milwaukee team into the playoffs as one of the final teams in the East.

"I think we're going to get it if we keep playing the way we did tonight," he said as the Bucks carried on their current roll.

Ellis returned to Oracle Arena in his much-hyped Bucks debut and finished with 18 points, four rebounds and four assists as one of six Milwaukee players in double figures in a 120-98 win over the Golden State Warriors that was plenty emotional for both sides.