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  1. NBA - Oklahoma City Thunder staying afloat with zone defense

    Kevin Pelton

    Kevin Pelton says the Oklahoma City Thunder have struggled because of the injuries to Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. Until then they are treading water with solid zone defense.

    Story | Conversation | November 23, 2014
  2. Zoning out

    ESPNBoston.com

    The Boston Celtics defied logic by going with a zone defense against the Golden State Warriors, but it might have been the key in allowing the Green to emerge with the win:...

    Blog | March 02, 2013
  3. Boston Celtics clamped down on Golden State Warriors by employing...

    Chris Forsberg

    The Celtics shut down the Warriors by employing a rare zone defense.

    Story | Conversation | March 01, 2013
  4. Is the zone defense working?

    Chris Forsberg

    Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty ImagesThe Celtics tried to force Chicago to shoot jumpres Thursday by switching to a zone defense.To the surprise of many -- old friend Tony Allen included -- the Boston Celtics have resorted to employing a zone defense at ...

    Blog | February 18, 2012
  5. Heat suffer first loss on Hawks' changeup

    Brian Windhorst

    Steve Mitchell/US Presswire The book's out: LeBron James and the Heat have to figure out how to counter the zone defense. MIAMI - Perhaps the best way to explain the Miami Heat's first loss, oddly as it may seem, is with some baseball analogies. ...

    Blog | January 03, 2012
  6. Pierce trapped in Nets' Twilight Zone

    Joe Lago

    It took a zone defense, or something resembling one, for the Nets to stop Paul Pierce.

    Story | Conversation | May 05, 2003
  7. In the zone? C's test defensive switch

    Chris Forsberg

    AP Photo/Lynne SladkyWill the Celtics mix in some zone in hopes of slowing Miami's layup line?MIAMI -- The Boston Celtics own the best half-court man-to-man defense in the playoffs, but coach Doc Rivers sampled a zone look during the fourth quarter o...

    Blog | May 29, 2012
  8. Why Miami's best offense is good defense

    Tom Haberstroh

    Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images It might seem obvious but you can't set up a zone when LeBron James is doing this on a fast break. MIAMI -- There's an old cliche in sports that says that a team's best offense is a good defense. It might take s...

    Blog | December 28, 2011
  9. Shooters rejoice, Shaq, Kobe and Vince, beware

    Peter May

    The NBA's potential rule change about zone defenses should make for a lower-scoring league.

    Story | Conversation | April 12, 2001