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It was a quiet night for Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, but the Bucks took down the Wizards, 100-87, on Wednesday night in Milwaukee. The Bucks improved to 31-29 and tied Chicago for the No. 6 seed in the Eastern Conference playoff race.

No. 12 finished with four points and one rebound on the offensive side of the ball and contributed a steal and a block on defense.


Luc Richard has been a defensive stopper all year, but Bucks’ Head Coach Scott Skiles thinks that the rest of the team is continuing to excel on defense as a team. As he told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about his team’s improvement:

“Quite a bit,” said Skiles before Wednesday’s game against Washington at the Bradley Center. “But I felt that way going into the (all-star) break and we came out of the break and gave some guys career nights. But it has improved. Our defense out front . . . Brandon (Jennings) has improved as the season has gone on, and (Andrew Bogut’s) shot-blocking.

“The guys understand their roles a little bit better. A lot of things have gone into that and most nights we play awful hard and concentrate on that end of the floor. That’s been one of the biggest reasons we’ve been able to win some games.”

Luc Richard and the Bucks take on the Wizards for the second game in a row Friday night. The Bucks travel to Washington for a 6:00 CST tip-off. You can listen to all the action on WTMJ AM 620.

Bucks continue to keep their guard up (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Mar. 4, 2010)
Washington Wizards vs. Milwaukee Bucks- Recap (ESPN, Mar. 3, 2010)