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  1. With key pieces gone, will zone be back?

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks' zone defense was so effective last season -- whether it was early in the year to throw a wrench at teams in crunch time or in the NBA Finals to force the more athletic Miami Heat into a bombs-away approach -- that it w...

    Blog | December 24, 2011
  2. Zone decreasing as defensive weapon

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- The zone defense that stormed the league and carried the Dallas Mavericks to a 24-5 record is no longer as prominent as the Mavs look to ratchet up their man coverage. "Teams around the league are getting more sophisticated at attacking ...

    Blog | January 27, 2011
  3. Rapid Reaction: Mavs 103, Thunder 93

    Jeff Caplan

    How it happened: With Dirk Nowitzki out with a sore right knee after the 9:10 mark of the second quarter, the Mavs hung tough against young Oklahoma City and then relied on their fourth-quarter zone defense to turn the Thunder into a confused and mis...

    Blog | December 27, 2010
  4. Buying into concept of zone defense

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Rick Carlisle isn't necessarily trying to turn the Dallas Mavericks into Syracuse of the NBA, but he is seemingly taking the use of zone defense from game to game to a new level. "You can't just be a zone team. That's just not going to w...

    Blog | November 23, 2010
  5. Mavs making most of doses of zone 'D'

    Jeff Caplan

    NEW ORLEANS -- The Dallas Mavericks utilized their zone defense quite a bit Monday night in the first of a home-and-home games against the New Orleans Hornets. Don't be surprised to see the Mavs continue to go zone in doses during tonight's rematch. ...

    Blog | November 17, 2010
  6. Zone figures to be in demand vs. Thunder

    Jeff Caplan

    OKLAHOMA C ITY -- For two key reasons, especially if the Dallas Mavericks are proficient getting back on defense, the zone is a logical choice against the Oklahoma City Thunder. "The whole purpose [of the zone] is to shut down the lane and make th...

    Blog | December 27, 2010