What’s Wong with the Sixers Defense?

Photo Courtesy of Philly.com

Photo Courtesy of Philly.com

While the offense has been well-above expectations the defense has been poor. Why?

Ironically, it’s the same reason that the team has been putting up points: shot selection. The Sixers have chosen a “pack the paint” strategy that Wesley Share digs into on Hoop76.

Here’s an excerpt:

If it seems like opponents are lighting up the Sixers from 3-point land night in and night out, that’s because they are. The defense is surrendering a league-high 29.7 attempts per game, which is four more attempts per game than the Thunder, who give up the second-most attempts. While NBA teams are shooting more 3-pointers than ever–and thus, giving up more 3-pointers on the aggregate–the Sixers’ defense is headed for a record-setting season.

For the whole article, you can check it out here. Definitely worth the read as it provides an interesting look into the methods of Brett Brown (<33333333).

Sixers play their next game Wednesday at 7:00 in Orlando.

Posted on November 25, 2013, in 76ers, Vince Quinn and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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