Zone Defense

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    Zone Defense

    I liked seeing that last nite.  It covers for a lot of weakness.  Especially since the newbies don't quite "get it" when the come here and for some reason it usually takes them a year to "get it"  I think the zone would allow for more and improved play from our youngsters.  They have all probably been playing zone since jr high. Not to diffucult concept and Dallas used it on Miami last year as well.  With JO being slow of  foot it would help him out if he is just guarding a are.  Steamer and maybe even JJ might flourish  with a zone.  They are both active and quick, and that something JO isn't.

     
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    Looks like the C's got back into last nights game in spite of Doc

     

    The Celtics walked away from American Airlines Arena knowing they almost caught the Heat with a zone defense orchestrated by assistant coach Kevin Eastman, but again they had no answer for a hot shooter, this time a first-year player who showed no hesitation in draining big shots on the nationally televised stage.

    Celtics coach Doc Rivers chose to focus on his team’s whopping 24 turnovers, which resulted in 33 Miami points, and the fact the Heat hit 32 of their first 46 shots before he reluctantly agreed to try the zone.
     
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    [QUOTE]All the other teams will also play zone against the Heat after what happened in last night's game.
    Posted by Fiercest34[/QUOTE]

    Its not after last nite.  Its after the Mav's used it so effectively last year against the Heat in the finals.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Zone Defense : Not really. People blame Lebron's disappearing act in the Finals more than the Mavs defense.
    Posted by Fiercest34[/QUOTE]

    Actually it depends more on who you talk to.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Zone Defense : Not really. People blame Lebron's disappearing act in the Finals more than the Mavs defense.
    Posted by Fiercest34[/QUOTE]

    There is a reason he joined the Heat and his name is Wade. He deferred to a rookie in crunch time last night. That's all you have to know about Lebron. He doesn't want that pressure.
     
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    Question is, after watching the finals last season.... what took DOc so long and why was he reluctant to use a zone??

     
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    [QUOTE]Question is, after watching the finals last season.... what took DOc so long and why was he reluctant to use a zone??
    Posted by Karllost[/QUOTE]

    They have played zone like 2% of the time since the big 3. They literally probably don't ever even practice it.
     
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    Re: Zone Defense

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    [QUOTE]Looks like the C's got back into last nights game in spite of Doc   The Celtics walked away from American Airlines Arena knowing they almost caught the Heat with a zone defense orchestrated by assistant coach Kevin Eastman , but again they had no answer for a hot shooter, this time a first-year player who showed no hesitation in draining big shots on the nationally televised stage. Celtics coach Doc Rivers chose to focus on his team’s whopping 24 turnovers, which resulted in 33 Miami points, and the fact the Heat hit 32 of their first 46 shots before he reluctantly agreed to try the zone.
    Posted by Karllost[/QUOTE]
     
    A hot shooter is how you break a zone defense;  point is you play the percentages and possibly lull Lebron and Wade from their attack mode.  Like Mike Fratello and Steve Kerr was saying the Heat are front-runners and when the fourth Q comes around you can pick them apart.   While Chandler was good, it was Rick Carslie coaching (particualrly) the utilization of the zone defense to thwart the Heat.  

    I don't think Doc was reluctant, you cannot use it the whole game;  the Heat do have shooters;  you have to use it to slow Lebron and Wade down.  


     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Zone Defense : They have played zone like 2% of the time since the big 3. They literally probably don't ever even practice it.
    Posted by tompenny[/QUOTE]

    Actually I heard the announcer say they have been practicing it.   We have slowed down with age.  A good zone may be what the doctor ordered.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Zone Defense : Against the Heat and other young, quick slashing teams ... Yes.
    Posted by Mployee8[/QUOTE]

    when the other team is having a "layup" drill during the game, I guess that would qualify.
     
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