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During the 2 games in Cleveland the Fans were chanting “Defense-Defense.” The players looked at each other wondering what Defense was.
Defense has been missing all season. While the regular season is one thing, it will be difficult in the playoffs for the Cavs to win with a D that ranked 20th overall. Playoff games are half court affairs that depend on Defense, rebounding and free throws as much as anything. Cavs fans had hoped that the team would “flip a D switch” and become the type of squad they were last year when they ranked 4th in points allowed. That defensive effort helped them win the title last season.
The problem is the team does not have enough defensive players. They signed a rim protector (Andrew Bogit) but he lasted just 53 seconds before he was hurt. James is a solid defender but that is about all the Cavs have. JR Smith is no longer a factor on D and Shumpert is no factor on either end of the floor.
While the … Read more at FryingPanSports