Down Go the Warriors

Luc Richard Mbah a Moute was a key factor Friday night, logging 13 points and nine rebounds as the Bucks rolled to a 113-104 victory at Golden State.

No. 12 continued to shoot at a high percentage, hitting 5-7 from the field, and adding three from the charity stripe.

Luc Richard’s stats were impressive across the board against the Warriors. The Cameroon native also registered an assist, a steal, two blocks and recorded zero turnovers. Luc also led all Bucks players in minutes played with 38.

Charles F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel described Luc Richard’s block of Monta Ellis as the Play of the Game, and a definite turning point.

“Bucks forward Luc Richard Mbah a Moute blocked Ellis on a drive to the basket with 3:15 left and the Bucks leading, 103-98. Ellis bypassed a corner three-pointer to make the drive, but Mbah a Moute stayed with him for the block.”

The Bucks were also involved in NBA history Friday night when for the Golden State Warriors ran out of reserve players.

After Stephen Curry fouled out with four seconds left in the game, the Warriors only had four eligible players left to finish the game, which by rule is not allowed.

Earlier in the game, the Warriors lost Anthony Morrow to injury and both Andris Biedrins and Chris Hunter to fouls. After Curry’s sixth foul, he was allowed to stay in the game after Rule No. 3, Section 1-Team had been invoked. It was the first time in NBA history that the rule was used. It states:

“If a player in the game receives his sixth personal foul and all substitutes have already been disqualified, said player shall remain in the game and shall be charged with a personal and team foul. A technical foul also shall be assessed against his team. All subsequent personal fouls, including offensive fouls, shall be treated similarly.”

Luke Ridnour made both free throws to complete the play.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is reporting that the Bucks will sign veteran Jerry Stackhouse for the rest of the season.

The Bucks are hoping to get back some of the scoring lost when Michael Redd went down for the season.

Stackhouse is set to join the team Wednesday when they return from a six-game road trip.

On Monday, The Bucks travel to Houston to take on the Rockets for a matinee. Tip-off is at 2:00 CST and can be seen on FSN Wisconsin.

Short-handed Warriors may have made history in defeat (Contra Costa Times, Jan. 15, 2010)
Bucks to sign Stackhouse (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 17, 2010)
Friday game report: Bucks at Warriors (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 16, 2010)