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Friday, December 5, 2008

Defense name of game

Cavs blog by Bob Finnan

The Cavs' defense continues to impress. The Pacers came into Friday's game averaging 100.6 points per game - seventh best in the NBA.

Of course, the Cavs caused problems defensively. The Pacers managed a season-low 73 points, 18 fewer than they've scored in any game this season.

They also held them to 40.3 percent shooting from the field.

"That's exactly what defense is," Cavs guard Mo Williams said. "In Mike Brown's system, it's all five guys. We don't just leave somebody on an island and say, 'Hey, stop this guy.'

You have got to have five guys helping each other every single time down the floor."

The most impressive defensive stand was by LeBron James. He stopped Pacers forward Danny Granger, who came into the game scoring 24.4 points per game. He was held to a season-low four points on 2 of 7 shooting.

James' offensive night might have suffered from it, but it's all about winning around here right now.


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