Red Hot Shooting

Though the Milwaukee Bucks lost in overtime Monday to the Houston Rockets, Luc Richard Mbah a Moute was on fire from the field.

In a season-high 44 minutes, Luc Richard shot 7-11 from the field, including a three-pointer, and finished with 15 points, eight rebounds, four assists and a block. His shooting percentage in recent games has people paying attention.

During the team’s six-game road trip, Luc Richard shot an incredible 19-31, good for just over 61%.

The loss was the last game of the six-game road trip for Milwaukee and they will happily return home on Wednesday to face the Toronto Raptors.

Monday’s loss was a tough one for the Bucks, who lost five of six on their road trip. After a big 34-point first quarter, the Bucks’ offense only connected for just 17 in the second and faced a seven-point halftime deficit.

Fast forward to the end of the fourth quarter and the game was as close as can be. With 1:04 left in the game and down by two points, Luis Scola, who had a season-high 27 points, was placed on the line to shoot two.

After making both, the game was all tied up at 91. With 18 seconds left, Rockets’ guard Aaron Brooks was called for an offensive foul on Andrew Bogut, leaving the Bucks with the last shot.

Rookie Brandon Jennings had a difficult shot after a high screen by Bogut and his three-point attempt fell short of the mark.

The Rockets scored seven straight to start overtime and took it in the end, 101-98.

The Bucks return to Milwaukee to take on Chris Bosh and the Raptors. Tip-off is at 7:00 CST and can be seen on FSN Wisconsin.

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Houston Rockets Box Score (ESPN, Jan. 18, 2010)
Key shots fall short (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 18, 2010)