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Old 12-09-2009, 01:05 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I didnt get to see the WAS game but against MIN and CHI its definately the opponents.

When you have no explosive players that attract the defence its easy to defend.

MIN just passed it around the perimeter and post hoping we'd make a mistake which is just awful in itself.

CHI is just in shambles and their best player is hurt, and their 2 wingmen cant create for themselves off of the dribble which made it easy on us. Tack on that they have no bigmen that can score it made it even easier.

We'll see how well our defence has 'improved' come the next 3 days.

VS Mil our perimeter defence will be tested every possession because they either run screen plays off the ball or pick and rolls most of the time. Add on the fact that Bogut has a history of beating up Bargnani in the post itll be even tougher. I can see Ilyasova and Delfino as well as Bell having haydays from 3 if we dont defend them right.

Vs ATL its everything. They have superior athleticism, their PG always kills us, we cant keep them off the OFF boards, and Joe Johnson breaks us down and their frontcourt is the recipients of the breakdowns. They have all facets of the offence covered, only way to stop them is to force tough outside shots and get on the boards and that will obviously be extremely tough.

And vs Houston, theyre probably in the top 5 worst matchups in the NBA for us along with ATL. They drive and kick for 3s, theyre the best off rebounding team this year in the NBA, and they have an extremely quick PGs who mutilates slower PGs. The key vs them is to make Brooks beat us and not let Ariza and Battier hit a bunch of 3s, and keeping Landry off the boards is HUGE. Amir is gonna have to play big.
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