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  1. Melo thinks the perception of his defense is team-centric

    Oct 13, 2011, 7:11 PM EDT

    Carmelo Anthony Panda

    Yeah, no, Melo’s not backing down on this criticism of his defense. After saying yesterday that it was a matter of unfamiliarity last season and a flawed perception, Melo continued his media cruising for his shoe with a conversation with Grantland. And this time, it’s all about the team. Kind of. You said you want…

  2. Lakers don’t expect major changes to defensive scheme under Brown

    Jul 12, 2011, 7:27 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers Introduce Mike Brown

    The Los Angeles Times’ Mark Medina recently sat down with Lakers assistant coach Chuck Person to talk about all things Lakers. It’s an interesting interview, and I recommend reading the full piece, but one particularly interesting part of the interview came when Person was asked about how the team will play defense under new head…

  3. Warriors GM says team is not shopping Monta Ellis

    Jun 15, 2011, 5:40 PM EDT

    Monta Ellis tree tattoo

    Monta Ellis‘ name has popped up in trade rumors over the last few weeks, and some have been wondering if the Warriors have been shopping Ellis, who has been putting up huge numbers over the last two seasons while leading the Warriors to little success. However, in an interview with Sports Illustrated’s Zach Lowe, Warriors…

  4. NBA Playoffs: Miami’s defense lets them down

    Jun 10, 2011, 4:18 AM EDT

    Dirk face on joel

    When something goes right for the Miami Heat in these playoffs, something else invariably goes wrong. When Wade is on his game, James seems to be off of it. When James and Bosh are making music on the pick-and-roll together, Wade seems to be stuck dribbling into traps and firing up ill-advised jumpers. When the…

  5. Nowitzki: Terry needs to step up in the clutch

    Jun 6, 2011, 7:49 PM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks v Miami Heat - Game One

    Dallas is now 1-1 in clutch situations in these Finals, but Dirk Nowitzki has an idea of how they could get a little bit better. ESPN Dallas’ Jeff Caplan has the report: “They keep sticking [LeBron James] on Jet in the fourth quarters and he’s been doing a good job,” Nowitzki said. “Jet hasn’t really…

  6. NBA Playoffs: Wade leads Heat to Game 1 victory

    May 1, 2011, 8:24 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Miami Heat - Game One

    The Miami Heat aren’t the most complete team in the championship hunt. They don’t have a reliable starting center or point guard. They don’t have a deep rotation. They don’t have a lot of guys who can create their own shots. However, the Heat do have a stingy defense, players who can make open shots,…

  7. It’s time to talk about Al Jefferson’s defense

    Jan 26, 2011, 6:07 PM EDT

    Nazr Mohammed, Al Jefferson, Paul Millsap

    The Utah Jazz have had a tough road trip. They lost all five games on the trip, gave up 96 or more points in all five losses, lost to the 76ers, Wizards, and Nets, and lost to the Celtics and Lakers by a combined 53 points. The team’s record is currently 27-18, but their win…

  8. Dwight Howard can still block shots like nobody else

    Dec 2, 2010, 1:04 PM EDT

    Howard_tall

    The Orlando Magic have the best defense in the NBA. They are giving up just 97.4 points per 100 possessions so far. That shouldn’t be a surprise, they have been at or near the top of the league for years. It is why they are contenders (if the offense will help out just a little…

  9. Video: Andray Blatche is terrible at defense

    Nov 18, 2010, 5:42 PM EDT

    Andray Blatche

    The Wizards are 26th in the NBA in points allowed and 23rd in defensive efficiency. In the next nine seconds, you will figure out why. We’ve known that Andray Blatche is a terrible defender for a long time now, but now there’s conclusive video proof. Blatche guesses that Rondo is going to reject a Kevin…

  10. Dallas’ blueprint for corralling Rajon Rondo

    Nov 17, 2010, 10:34 AM EDT

    Rondo_Mavs

    Rajon Rondo is playing so well — assisting on half of his team’s baskets when he is on the floor, pitching in 10.8 points per game, playing great defense — that his name is mentioned in early MVP talks. It’s far too premature to talk about that, but Rondo has been amazing at adapting to…

  11. That “average” Lakers defense is better than you think

    Nov 9, 2010, 2:54 PM EDT

    Lakers_Barnes_defense

    The Lakers are the defending champions and undefeated and on top of everyone’s power rankings two weeks into the season. Well, almost everyone’s. Come June all that and $4 will get them a latte at Pete’s. What matters is what they are building (and what the Heat are building, and the Magic, and the Celtics).…

  12. The tasty underside of the Rockets’ defense so far

    Nov 7, 2010, 7:09 PM EDT

    Denver Nuggets v Houston Rockets

    The Houston Rockets are 0-5, which is just bizarre. They’ve fought hard against good teams and been in positions to win, only to find new and inventive ways to lose. This is a team that many consider one of the most fun teams to watch, and a legitimate playoff contender. So what in Olajuwon’s name…

  13. Durant none to thrilled with Thunder’s defense

    Nov 2, 2010, 6:20 PM EDT

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    There are certain players and certain teams where what happens at one end of the floor really impacts what happens at the other end. When the offense goes sideways, the defense follows suit. The Oklahoma City Thunder did that over the weekend when the Jazz blew them out. And Kevin Durant told the team reporter…

  14. How good will the Heat be on defense?

    Aug 25, 2010, 12:30 PM EDT

    If the uber-talented 2010-11 Miami Heat want to win an NBA Championship next season, let alone break the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls’ record of 72 regular-season wins, it would serve them well to remember that those Bulls were nearly as dominant on defense as they were on offense. The 95-96 Bulls were certainly a historically effective…

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