For those who have watched RaptorsÆ head coach Jay Triano in the recent Raptors TV programming and in post game interviews it should have become clear that the teamÆs defensive game plan is to protect the paint first.á And for the most part, the Raptors are doing that. The second half of this plan is to run out on shooters.á But Triano has stated that getting the second stage of this defense implemented will take some time. For those who like to follow our friends in green, this is what the Boston Celtics have run the past couple of years with some success.á Unless of course they are facing a hot outside shooting team like Orlando, then this style of defense can get into trouble. On Sunday the Raptors seemed to be beaten by the long bombs from the Magic and an apparent inability to st ...
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