“Defensive crisis” goes with “Mike D’Antoni” like “Rick Ross” and “pink champagne”. Here’s a wonderful explanation of why, courtesy of Sebastian Pruiti’s NBA Playbook:
It is no secret that the New York Knicks struggle on the defensive end, and during their game against the Indiana Pacers we saw yet another example of that. Late in the fourth quarter when the Knicks were looking to make things interesting, the Pacers knocked down two big threes. Both of these three point shots were wide open looks as a result of bad defense from the Knicks, specifically when it came to switching screens, both on ball and off ball screens…
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