Once again, talk of the Cleveland Cavaliers is focusing on their defense. A strong end-game closed out the defending champion Lakers on Christmas, and a few days later the Cavs held Atlanta scoreless for the first nine minutes of the fourth quarter in sealing another road win. Defense is the name of the game for the Cavaliers and has been in their five seasons under Mike Brown. Offense is another story. Google ôMike Brown offenseö and see for yourself. There are mostly blog entries offering scathing indictments of the coach and his decidedly non-creative approach to putting the ball in the basket. There's certainly nothing testifying to his offensive innovations or strategies. Do the same with Phil Jackson, and youÆll get enough XÆs and OÆs to start a basketball clinic (along with a h ...
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