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  1. #1
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    In a game, which is more important? Good offense or good defense?

    Discuss?

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    D

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    Defense. Or else Phoenix Suns would be champs during Nash's days.

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    Good defense is essential to a winning team because it weathers and has the potential to completely shut down the opposition. But a team also has to make shots. For example, Chicago is a gutsy defensive team but has trouble making enough shots to win games. The best example of both worlds is the new Spurs team or the championship Detroit Pistons team that beat the Lakers in 2004 and lost in Game 7 to the Spurs. But defense is more important. For example, D'Antoni's loathsome Lakers were scoring 120+ but still losing by 20 because they had no defense, whereas a team that has great defense will hold the opposition to 65-80 points.

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    Doesn't matter as long as your the better team. There is more than one way to skin a cat, eat a reeses and there is more than one way to being the best basketball team in the NBA.

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    Defense, the 04 Pistons scored 90 ppg as a team, but allowed 84 ppg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sens#11fan View Post
    Defense, the 04 Pistons scored 90 ppg as a team, but allowed 84 ppg.

    the amount of points you score or give up dont directly show if you're good at offense or defense. In the case of Detroit that year, their PACE played a major role,





    Ps..... NO team in history has won by scoring less points than their opponent so offense has to be more important by just a lil bit
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    Neither one will win a championship. Bobcats vs golden state is a good example

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    Defense but as you see in Chicago's case you need somebody who has the ability to create their own shot and score down the stretch.

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    majority of us agrees that defense could be more important that offense, were talking here about basketball but does this also applies to other sports? like soccer?

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    MORE important? Offense. But a lack of either O or D won't win a ring unless it's historically good.

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    In a game?- hard to say, it really depends who you are playing against. Its trendy for people to say defense is so important (I personally think in peoples mind- Defense=hard work/desire/heart/passion/etc.)

    I think in actuality- if you want to create an identity for your team, you go with the talent on the team. If you have good offensive players... you should try and win with offense, if you have good defense on your team- you try and make it ugly and scrape out wins by outworking your opponent.

    One thing in defenses favor though- defense tends to be more consistent and while one player can take over for stretches offensively- solid defense is a team effort in most cases (although a good defensive big man tends to make a team look better than they are)

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    The Pistons in '04 were a different beast altogether. For instance those Suns when Nash was in his prime with A'mare and crew, all-time great offense but the coach whose last name started with D didn't believe in that at all.

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    Offense. Didnt any of you watch the finals?


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    Takes both. At the very least, you can win with either. The game's 100% dualistic. Both sides matter equally.
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