Cameroonian born Luc Mbah a Moute played his best offensive game for the Los Angeles Clippers this season scoring 14pts against the PELICANS as the LA CLIPPERS won on extra time to keep their winning streak to 10 games.
Even without their leading scorer Blake Griffin ruled out due to a partially torn tendon in his left quad, the Clippers were resilient last Sunday Jan 11, 2015 and it paid off big time in their 111-114 win.
Mbah a Moute, 29, is a seven-year veteran who has average just 2.8pts per game as a small forward for the Clippers this season but just Clipper’s coach Doc Rivers said “He literally can guard all five positions. That’s not a lot of guys in the league [that can do that]. [Golden State forward] Draymond Green probably can do that, and probably five other guys that I’m not thinking about.”
According Rivers ““He’s one of those guys that accepts what he does. He’s good being a defender. A lot of guys I think in the league are, ‘Don’t call me a defensive player.’ He’s all good with it. He likes it.”
Opponents are shooting 38.6 percent with Mbah a Moute defending – second best on the Clippers behind J.J. Redick.
Mbah a Moute is part of a group that has helped the Clippers break out of a slow start by “starring in their roles,” a phrase the Clippers use regularly.
“I think it shows the character of our team and the guys we’ve put together,” Jamal Crawford said. “It’s pretty much do whatever is asked, sacrifice and adjust.”
The Clippers, currently ranked 5th on the NBA power-ranking list, are at the top of their game this season with DeAndre Jordan shooting and dunking everything. Perhaps, a defensively offensive Luc Mbah a Moute is definitely a good sign to keep them on track.