Monta Ellis in starting lineup

NEW YORK -- NBA scoring leader Monta Ellis was in the starting lineup for the Golden State Warriors' 122-117 win at New York, two nights after hurting his back in a fall.

Ellis landed hard in the fourth quarter of the Warriors' victory at Toronto on Monday and was diagnosed with a strained lower back after X-rays and a CT scan. He remained overnight in Canada before rejoining his team Tuesday and taking part in the morning shootaround Wednesday.

Ellis scored 22 points in 41 minutes against the Knicks on Wednesday.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.