How Shutting Down the Spurs' Shooter Could Be the Key for the Grizzlies

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How Shutting Down the Spurs' Shooter Could Be the Key for the Grizzlies
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Stopping the San Antonio Spurs offense, one of the league's three best over the last three seasons combined, is always going to be a chore. Smart defenses can construct wonderful theoretical game plans centered on limiting the Spurs to midrange jumpers off Tony Parker pick-and-rolls by cutting off Parker around the foul line and staying home on San Antonio's unfair army of deadly shooters. And some of those smart defenses are good enough to actually execute that kind of game plan over long stretches, or even entire games.

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