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A Black Prophet
06-19-2013, 08:21 AM
Wouldnt you agree pacers and bulls were a lot more physical but the spurs are a better defensive team
agree or disagree

Max.This
06-19-2013, 08:37 AM
Its really about the fluency of the Spurs offense. Put this in perspective. Indiana really had no offensive game. George was ineffective, and they had no role players, but they still put the HEAT to 7. Everyone puts the HEAT as unbeatable because they have 3 players that were 1st team options surround by over 40% three point shooters. On paper they are amazing, but a depleted bulls team won 1 game but they had multiple opportunities to win 2,3 games with their C team. Indiana just didnt have any offensive. Indiana and Chicago have phenomenal defenses, its just the Bulls had an injured team.

ewing
06-19-2013, 08:45 AM
Disagree, both the Bulls and Pacers are better defensive teams then the Spurs

A Black Prophet
06-19-2013, 09:16 AM
well everyones is entitled to their opinions and you guys make some god points but you didnt see spurs foul hard commit flagrants they played the zone to a t something chicago and indiana didnt do but they fouled and look where that got them also lebron has better efeciency vs the bulls and the pacers

NYKalltheway
06-19-2013, 10:20 AM
you call last night's defense physical? :D

Chronz
06-19-2013, 11:10 AM
Agreed op

ManRam
06-19-2013, 11:28 AM
Definitely.

Pops preaches the importance of not-fouling on defense incessantly. There's a lot out there on talking about this, especially with the rules in place today that favor offenses. They aren't an overly physical team, but fundamentally they might be the best in the league (surprising no one). They do a tremendous job of bottling things up so that they aren't really ever in a position to have to make a bail out foul on a guy with a free path to the rim.

I don't think the Bulls and Pacers are better defensively (and they are, or at least were in the regular season) bcause they are physical necessarily...I think they just have better defensive personnel.

ChicagoJ
06-19-2013, 12:54 PM
Miami's offense isn't struggling. It's their defense that has had trouble stopping the spurs at times that has caused problems.

kenzo400
06-19-2013, 03:29 PM
The Spurs do play physical defense. They just play smarter than those teams (mostly because of Pop and experience)

OceanSpray
06-19-2013, 03:30 PM
Spurs don't rely on bully ball. They rely on positioning and well, they are just well coached.

ManRam
06-19-2013, 03:36 PM
Miami's offense isn't struggling. It's their defense that has had trouble stopping the spurs at times that has caused problems.

Besides really only one game, this is true. Everyone is so eager to make it about the Heat offense (and LeBron only shooting in the mid-40s probably makes that seem like the right thing to do) but the Spurs offense, and really the Spurs three-point shooting, has been the difference. The Heat defense has been up and down too...I wouldn't say it was consistently terrible.

ChicagoJ
06-19-2013, 03:47 PM
Besides really only one game, this is true. Everyone is so eager to make it about the Heat offense (and LeBron only shooting in the mid-40s probably makes that seem like the right thing to do) but the Spurs offense, and really the Spurs three-point shooting, has been the difference. The Heat defense has been up and down too...I wouldn't say it was consistently terrible.

Last night Duncan was unstoppable in the first half which is what caused most problems for the heat. Previous game Parker's penetration and greens threes killed them. When the heat struggle it isn't like they aren't scoring. They just can't stop the spur offense at times.

There is always more to the games than just that, but in general the spur offense vs the heat defense has been the key matchup IMO.

A Black Prophet
06-19-2013, 10:29 PM
you call last night's defense physical? :D

No it was physical but not badboy piston physical and they still played great d they are proving that disciplined defense is hetter then physical d