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Program of pre-season games

Program of pre-season games

The new season will start quickly, with a first game at Golden State Warriors.
Before that, Houston Rockets will play 5 preseason games:

On Tuesday, October 3rd at 7 pm : Thunder OKC – Houston Rockets

On Thursday, October 5th at 7 pm : Houston Rockets – Shanghai Sharks

On Monday, October 9th at 6:30 pm : New York Knicks – Houston Rockets

Wednesday, October 11th at 8:30 pm : Memphis Grizzlies – Houston Rockets

Friday, October 13th at 7 pm : Houston Rockets – San Antonio

Full schedule : http://www.nba.com/rockets/schedule

 

Luc Mbah a Moute on Houston’s shooters: ‘These guys don’t miss’

Luc Mbah a Moute on Houston’s shooters: ‘These guys don’t miss’

Luc Mbah a Moute is transitioning to the Houston Rockets after spending the last two seasons with the Los Angeles Clippers. The primary reason Mbah a Moute was brought to Houston is to provide great defense.

So far in training camp, he’s been blown away by his new teammates’ scoring abilities. And as a defender, playing against the Rockets’ dominant offense in practice each day certainly prepares you for the season.

“It’s fun, man; I’ve been on good teams, but this is a really, really good team offensively,” he said. “Sometimes, it seems like these guys don’t miss. Sometimes, as a defender, when you’re playing defense with these guys it’s just like, ‘Those guys are so good!’

“But it makes us better defensively. If we can stop our offense, which is pretty good, hopefully defensively it happen.”

Mbah a Moute was a value signing, as his $2.2 million deal is one of the better bargain contracts in the NBA. He’s turned himself into a very underrated three-and-D guy as he can guard both forward slots and shoots a very high clip from distance. Mbah a Moute and fellow free agent addition P.J. Tucker will give Houston more defensive depth and versatility than they’ve had in recent years.

Luc Mbah a Moute adjusting to Rockets’ style

Luc Mbah a Moute adjusting to Rockets’ style

Luc Mbah a Moute has spent his nine-year NBA career as a small forward, but with his move this season to the Rockets, a team in which the forwards are generally interchangeable on the offensive end, he has spent the first week at both forward spots.

Mbah a Moute has been one of the standouts of the first week, shooting well and seeming to adjust to the Rockets pace and style quickly.

“The way we play here, the three and the four are pretty much interchangeable,” Mbah a Moute said. “They both stay on the perimeter, whether it is in the corner or on the wing. The only difference is where I set the screen. Our offense is so fluid, we play multiple positions. It doesn’t really matter who is there. It is just about the action.

“It’s been really fun seeing the nuances and the actions and seeing all the cuts, all the reads. It’s very exciting.”

Though Mbah a Moute has so far largely been in the corner as he was in Los Angeles so far, there is potential in some lineups to set the pick-and-pop screens typical from Ryan Anderson.

“Being able to be on the wing is good, too,” he said. “I can shoot and drive and make plays from that position,” he said. “It puts a lot of pressure on the defense.”

part by the findings on the load monitors Rockets players wear. Nene and Clint Capela have also been held out of portions of practices, but did not have any issues heading into Saturday’s off day.

 

Source : http://www.chron.com/

Luc Mbah a Moute at the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly

Luc Mbah a Moute at the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly

At the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly in New York, some 100 Heads of State and Government were present this week in New York. The opportunity for Luc MBah has Moute, to meet various African actors leading as its Excellence Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, President of Burkina Faso.

Luc Mbah a Moute has already initiated numerous charities in Cameroon (www.mbahamoutecamp.info) and the two men were able to talking about several subjects and future projects.

NBA Africa Game : Team World 108-97 Team Africa

NBA Africa Game : Team World 108-97 Team Africa

The second edition of the NBA Africa Game took place on Saturday 5 August in Johannesburg. An exceptional event in front of 10,000 spectators, with the participation of 22 players:

Team Africa:
Luol Deng (Los Angeles Lakers), Thabo Sefolosha (Atlanta Hawks), Bismack Biyombo (Orlando Magic), Clint Capela (Houston Rockets), Gorgui Dieng (Minnesota Timberwolves), Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers), Serge Ibaka (Toronto Raptors), Luc Mbah a Moute (Houston Rockets), Salah Mejri (Dallas Mavericks), Emmanuel Mudiay (Denver Nuggets), Victor Oladipo (Indiana Pacers), Dennis Schroder (Atlanta Hawks).

Team World:
Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas Mavericks), Kemba Walker (Charlotte Hornets), Leandro Barbosa (Phoenix Suns), Jaylen Brown (Boston Celtics), Wilson Chandler (Denver Nuggets), DeMarcus Cousins (New Orleans Pelicans), Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons), Courtney Lee (New York Knicks), Kyle Lowry (Raptors), C.J. McCollum (Portland Trail Blazers), Kristaps Porzingis (New York Knicks).

 

 

 

 


Team World won 108-97 (50-47 at the break http://stats.nba.com/africa2017/), in a game that ended a week to develop basketball on the continent , as well as participate in many charity events. The NBA, which is organizing this week, took part in the Orphanage of Ennerdale, an institution « SOS Children’s Villages », in which it financed the construction of a basketball court. The children of the Ennerdale orphanage have therefore participated in basketball workshops run by the NBA players. More than ten houses were also built by the 200 NBA Cares volunteers in the township of Lenasia.

nba.com/africa

Luc Mbah a Moute in the Africa Game 2017

Luc Mbah a Moute in the Africa Game 2017

The NBA announced on Thursday the list of players who will participate in the Africa Game 2017, a charity match that will take place on Saturday, August 5 in Johannesburg (South Africa). Two teams will compete, the Team Africa of which Luc Mbah Moute is part of, and Team World. The benefits will go to UNICEF, the Nelson Mandela Foundation and SOS Children’s Villages.

Team Africa:
Luol Deng (Los Angeles Lakers), Thabo Sefolosha (Atlanta Hawks), Bismack Biyombo (Orlando Magic), Clint Capela (Houston Rockets), Gorgui Dieng (Minnesota Timberwolves), Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers), Serge Ibaka (Toronto Raptors), Luc Mbah a Moute (Los Angeles Clippers), Salah Mejri (Dallas Mavericks), Emmanuel Mudiay (Denver Nuggets), Victor Oladipo (Indiana Pacers), Dennis Schroder (Atlanta Hawks).

Team World:
Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas Mavericks), Kemba Walker (Charlotte Hornets), Leandro Barbosa (Phoenix Suns), Jaylen Brown (Boston Celtics), Wilson Chandler (Denver Nuggets), DeMarcus Cousins (New Orleans Pelicans), Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons), Courtney Lee (New York Knicks), Kyle Lowry (Raptors), C.J. McCollum (Portland Trail Blazers), Kristaps Porzingis (New York Knicks).

Luol Deng of South Sudanese origin and Thabo Sefolosha of South African parents will be the two captains of the African selection, while Dirk Nowitzki and Kemba Walker will lead the world.
Several coaches such as Erik Spoelstra (Heat), Mike Malone (Nuggets), Alvin Gentry (Pelicans) or leaders like Masai Ujiri (Raptors) will also attend the event.

 

 

Luc Mbah a Moute Camp 2017 : first in Zimbabwe !

Luc Mbah a Moute Camp 2017 : first in Zimbabwe !

Luc Mbah a Moute traveled to Zimbabwe from June 23 to 25 for his annual basketball camp, which he has been doing since 2010. The previous editions used to be organized in Cameroon, but this year the camp was held in Zimbabwe.

During his stay, Luc trained, advised, and coached 50 pre-selected athletes from the Eaglesvale Senior School. An opportunity for them to open the doors of professionalism.

An event organized by the iBelieve Sports Academy in partnership with Fundamentally Astute Athletics.

 

 

@lucmbahamoute mobbed by reporters at the airport upon his arrival in Zimbabwe! #LucMbahAMouteBasketballCamp

Une publication partagée par Allen Takudzwa Mavunga (@sirallenmavunga) le

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

@lucmbahamoute Basketball Camp in Zimbabwe 2017! #dunkcontest winning dunk! Jr in High School. @coachdeloatch @ibelievesportsacademy

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Press Review : Cameroon Calling – ESPN THE MAGAZINE

Press Review : Cameroon Calling – ESPN THE MAGAZINE

More than a decade ago, Luc Mbah a Moute created a path, which Joel Embiid took and Pascal Siakam followed. This is the untold story of the rise of Cameroonian ball.
by Jackie MacMullan

On a sticky July afternoon in Cameroon, beads of perspiration dot a young boy’s brow as he paces outside the Yaoundé Sports Palace, plotting his entry. The expansive, asymmetric dome with a sharply pointed roof was a diplomatic gift from the People’s Republic of China, plunked into the city of Yaoundé like a spaceship from another galaxy. The 10-year-old, named Arthur, yells to the guard out front but is told that family and friends are not allowed inside. « But I want to see my brother! » the boy says, his infectious grin creasing his round, sun-kissed face. « You can just let me in, OK? »

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Lakers 111-102 Clippers

Lakers 111-102 Clippers

The Californian duel has turned in favor of the Lakers which have dominated the Clippers in the second period. The two teams had before the break, but the third quarter-time to completely turned in favor of the Lakers, who controlled the return of clippers in the last quarter. J.J Redick and Jamal Crawford end at 22 points, Marreese Speights 15 points, Luc Mbah a Moute 6 points, 2 rebounds.

The clippers have started well the part, taking up to 11 points ahead in the first quarter that they won 31-27. The Lakers Back to 1 point in the second, 56-55, but the clippers are in head to the 58-55 pause after having pocketed the 28-27 period.

Has the recovery, the Lakers spend a 13-0 which gives them an advantage of 10 points ahead 68-58. The meeting has switched to 4 minutes and the clippers will then run to score. The Lakers pocketing the third quarter-time 34-16 and have 15 points in advance at the beginning of the last 89-74. The clippers come back to 4 points in the last 89-85, and despite twelve good last minutes (28-22) This are the Lakers which control the match and is required after 11 defeats in a row in the face of the Clippers.

Clippers loses against the Wizards.

Clippers loses against the Wizards.

After taking the lead at half-time and leading a good part of the second half, the Clippers lost their lead in the final minutes and eventually bowed to the floor in Washington. Bradley Beal with 41 points to 13/23 of which 6/10 to 3 points, greatly participated in the success of the Wizards, who nevertheless have difficulty to contain the Californians. Blake Griffin scores 26 points, with 7 assists and 1 rebound, JJ Redick 17 points, DeAndre Jordan 13 points, 17 rebounds, 2 assists, Austin Rivers, Chris Paul 13 points, Luc Mbah a Moute who returned from injury after two missed matches 6 points, 1 rebound, 1 interception.

 

Washington started on an 11-6 but very quickly the score balanced 14-14. The Wizards are leading at the end of the first quarter 28-27. In the second, the Clippers took the lead at the end of the period (28-24) to lead to the break 55-52.

The Clippers took a quick lead to the rebound on an 11-2, but Bradley Beal made a great performance and scored the points. It allows his people to pocket the third quarter time 33-32 and the Clippers are only 2 points ahead at the start of the last twelve minutes 87-85. On a 7-0, the Clippers take the lead 102-95, but the money time turns in favor of the Wizards who pass before 106-104, then take 6 points ahead 114-108 to 1 minute of the term. The Wisards take the win 117-110.

The Clippers who lose their 7th game are now 4th place in the West, will face the Denver Nuggets at home on Tuesday, December 20th.

 

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Another loss, Clippers vs. Warriors

Another loss, Clippers vs. Warriors

The Warriors won easily on the Clippers floor, picking up the first quarter 37-19 and keeping the Californians away until the end of the game. The Clippers limited to 39.6% on shots against 47.7% for Golden State, 15 assists against 32, returned to 7 points before the break. Insufficient to worry the Warriors. Jamal Crawford scored 21 points, Marreese Speights 15 points and 9 rebounds, Chris Paul 15 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists.

After a balanced start to the game, visitors put on a 22-4 which left the Clippers at 18 points at the end of the first quarter-time 37-19. The Clippers take over the second quarter with 30-25, but Golden State is ahead at the half-time with 62-44.

Klay Thompson (24 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists) and Stephen Curry (19 points, 4 rebounds, 6 assists) managed the second period effectively. They won the 3rd quarter-time 29-26 and the last 24-23 for a final victory 115-98.

The Clippers take a second defeat at home, but remained 3rd in the West with 16 wins and 6 defeats. Next game will be Saturday 10 December against New Orleans.



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Loss against the Pacers.

Loss against the Pacers.

Back at the Staples Center, the Doc Rivers’ guys were quickly overtaken by the Pacers who after losing the first quarter, led the rest of the game. Blake Griffin finished top scoring with 24 points, 16 rebounds, 5 assists, Chris Paul added 18 points, 2 rebounds, 11 assists, J.J. Redick 15 points, Luc Mbah a Moute 7 points, 4 rebounds, 1 pass.

 

The Clippers however start the game in the best way, leading 23-8 in the first quarter. The Pacers are clumsy (15 missed shots out of 22) and the Californians take advantage to lead 28-17. But the rest of the match quickly turns to the advantage of Indiana, who returns in the second quarter 38-37. The visitors pocket this period 31-24, although the Clippers lead to the pause 52-48.

 

Indiana chains in the third quarter (35-17) and takes the lead with 10 points ahead 71-61. At the start of the last quarter, the Pacers lead 83-69. The Clippers react and return to 4 points 100-104 to 1’26 of the end of the encounter on a Jordan dunk (9 points, 15 rebounds). But Indiana bounces back 100-107 on a 3 points Paul George (16 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists) and wins 102-111 despite a 33-28 for the Clippers.

Luc and his teammates remain 3rd in the West (18 wins, 6 defeats) before facing Golden State.

 

Pacers 91-70 Clippers

Pacers 91-70 Clippers

The Clippers will soon forget the game of that night, during which nothing worked. With only 31.4% shootout success, the Clippers have scored their lowest points since 2003. Blake Griffin scored 16 points with 9 rebounds and 3 assists, Chris Paul 13 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists.

 

After a first quarter-time balanced, but with 11 ball losses for the Clippers, the Pacers are 23-20. They dig the gap at the end of the second quarter (27-20) and are ahead at the break 50-40.
Indiana starts the second period on a 12-2 in front of unrecognizable Clippers. The third quarter is for Premiers 26-18, which keep their lead in a depressing last quarter (15-12).

The Pacers prevail with 21 points and lead to a second defeat in a row for Clippers who will soon have to recover, Tuesday, November 29 at the Brooklyn Nets.