No. 12, Bucks Snap Skid

Luc Richard Mbah a Moute finished with eight boards and a game-high four steals Wednesday night, and the Bucks held on to take down the 76ers, 91-88, at home.

No. 12 continues to hear praise on his defensive prowess, and got plenty of it from Rob Mahoney at, a Dallas Mavericks blogsite:

Luc battles for a rebound during the victory over the 76ers (Getty Images).

“Dirk Nowitzki definitely didn’t “do,” as Luc Richard Mbah a Moute channeled him into help defense and the subsequent turnover.”

“Luc Richard Mbah a Moute is one of the best defenders in the league. Not just in defending Dirk, but overall. The only shame is that at this point, he’s a bit of an offensive liability. Mbah a Moute really just needs one offensive move — a steady mid-range jumper, the corner three, SOMETHING — to make him impossible to take off the floor. The fact that this guy made it all the way to the second round is a travesty.”

Mahoney also gave the “Gold Star of the Night” to Jason Terry, citing Dirk Nowitzki’s “grapple” with No. 12.

The Bucks take on Dwayne Wade and the Heat at home on Saturday night. Tip-off is 7:30 CST and can be seen on FSN-Wisconsin.

Dallas Mavericks 108, Milwaukee Bucks 107 (The Two Man Game, Jan. 27, 2010)…
Jennings lifts Bucks over 76ers, 91-88 (Yahoo! Sports, Jan. 27, 2010)
Uneasy on the eyes (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 27, 2010)
76ers 88, Bucks 91- Box Score (ESPN, Jan. 27, 2010)