RE: [APBR_analysis] Re: Why Mavs are underdogs (Was On a lighter note....)
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From: harlanzo <harlanzo@...> [mailto:harlanzo@...]
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Subject: [APBR_analysis] Re: Why Mavs are underdogs (Was On a lighter
>the idea i think is that teams (and nellie teams in particular) areMost Sonics fans will also point to the George Karl/Bob Kloppenburg Sonics
>more effective on D one night in a season but over the course of a 7
>game series it is much easier to find the weaknesses in a "gimmick
>pitino's press had the same problem in NY against the bulls in 1989
>playoffs. i am not saying this will definitely happen to dallas but
>there is past precedent that teams with non-conventional defense can
>get picked apart in a long series.
teams of the mid-1990s, which would regularly win 60 games or so and then
exit early from the playoffs, most spectacularly in 1994. Those Sonics teams
used a trapping, double-teaming defense which kept other teams off-balance.
But in the playoffs, the results were not nearly as good. Except of
course in 1996.