Luc Richard Mbah A Moute’s impact has been felt on both sides of the court in the last two games of the playoffs and it’s no coincidence that the Milwaukee Bucks have begun to prosper.
Luc and his Milwaukee teammates continued to exceed expectations on Monday night with a 111-107 win at home in the Bradley Center. The victory evened up their first-round playoff series with the Atlanta Hawks at 2-2.
Though No. 12 averaged less than two points per game against Atlanta in three games in the regular season, Luc Richard has stepped it up to a higher level on offense in the postseason. Luc is now averaging 9.5 points per game after connecting for 10 points on Monday.
It was Luc’s second straight game hitting double digits in the scoring column. He also added five rebounds and an assist. Similarly to Saturday’s Game 3 win, Luc Richard said that ball movement was the Bucks’ best friend in Game 4, as he told theMilwaukee Journal Sentinel:
« We did a good job moving the ball. A lot of time our guards, whenever they were switching, were driving the ball and kicking it to somebody else right at the basket. So when ever they would drive, somebody would cut and get an easy layup. Easy points like that really helped us out. »
It’s game 5 in Atlanta for the Bucks on Wednesday. Though a series winner won’t be crowned, by Thursday morning, either the Bucks or the Hawks will have a big advantage with two chances to advance. Tip-off of Game 5 is at 7:00 p.m. CST and you can see the game live on TNT.
Bucks take care of business at home (MJS, April 26, 2010)
Atlanta Hawks vs. Milwaukee Bucks Box Score (ESPN, April 26, 2010)