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Old 01-24-2020, 09:27 AM
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Another wild scoring melee, this time between POR and the Mavs. Mavs shot 75% in the first quarter and the Blazers shot in the high 60s. In other words, horrible defensive effort by both teams. Ariza did pretty well for his first game with a new team, but Swanigan is pretty much unchanged, as I had feared. The guy couldn't hit water if he fell out of a canoe. I really don't understand the Blazers' strategies. Why is Stotts allowing so much iso play in a league that has no problem defending it? Why are they seemingly unable to adapt their defense to other teams? Seems like their coaching staff is stuck in the 80s.