Found November 30, 2012 on Fox Sports Carolinas:
CHARLOTTE, NC For most of Friday night, the Charlotte Bobcats were done in by their defense; their not-so-good defense. Call it lackluster, call it weak in the paint, call it strategic miscommunication. Whatever it was, the Philadelphia 76ers took advantage in a 104-98 victory over the home team at Time Warner Arena. It didn't have to be that way, however. Bobcats coach Mike Dunlap called at least two timeouts to talk to his team about their defense, but the first one didn't really work and the second one had a small effect. He tried some zone and various looks in the man-to-man, but not until late in the third quarter did the Bobcats offer much resistance, especially in the paint. Dunlap's emphasis when he took over last spring was to focus first on defense. He wanted the team's energy to first be geared toward defense. He wanted the culture to change to where teams struggled to score against the Bobcats. If it meant lower-scoring games because the offense st...
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