Found December 07, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
Who doesn’t enjoy playing fast-break basketball? It’s fun, it’s exciting, it’s… dangerous if you’re the Charlotte Bobcats. Coach Steve Clifford knew the Philadelphia 76ers would coax his team into going up-tempo. It was the pace the Sixers wanted in a first quarter that totaled a combined 69 points. Then the Bobcats settled down, returning to the deliberate pace they must play to win. And win they did, 105-88 at Time Warner Cable Arena. “They want you to play that way. That’s why they’re pressing; they want you to run,” Clifford described. “The way they play makes all the sense for their players – quickness and speed, attacking players.” While the 9-11 Bobcats aren’t plodders, they’ve established they win on defense and a more deliberate approach to offense. Despite the early fireworks, they managed to maintain a streak of holding opponents under 100 points. It’s now at 13, matching the San Antonio Spurs for longest such streak in the NBA this season. It was telling that t
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