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  1. Mavericks mixing up the defenses

    Calvin Watkins

    MIAMI -- In the first game of the NBA Finals, the Mavericks used a zone defense early in the game to confuse the Heat. As this series has moved on, the Mavs mixed up the coverages with positive results. Instead of just calling for the zone defense...

    Blog | June 11, 2011
  2. Mavericks zone defense struggles

    Calvin Watkins

    MIAMI -- The Mavericks zone defense was beaten up pretty good by the Miami Heat on Tuesday night. But the number of times the Mavericks were in the zone was not that high. Yes, the Mavs spent 14 defensive possessions in the zone defense in the fir...

    Blog | June 01, 2011
  3. Zone defense works for Mavericks

    Calvin Watkins

    Portland coach Nate McMillan said he wasn't surprised by the zone defense Dallas applied, yet it did seem to slow his team's uptempo offense. "We knew that they had the defense in their package," McMillan said. "I thought for us most of the night,...

    Blog | April 25, 2011