Why defense is so hard to analyze
As we discussed in our breakdown of the Miami Heat's and Indiana Pacers' defenses, analyzing elite defense can be difficult. Even for coaches with decades of experience and instruction, it is difficult because there are so many moving parts, individual talents and split-second decisions.
Indeed, Indiana resembles the Spurs more so than any other NBA team. The Pacers are pragmatic in their plan and close to flawless in their execution. In previous years, the Tom Thibodeau-constructed defenses ...
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