Tony Allen: We Hang Our Hats on Defense
They’re all about long arms, quick reactions to the ball and savvy defensive rotations. They know they can’t score inside easily while Zach Randolph is out with a torn knee ligament. They’re not the greatest shooting squad. But if they can get steals and get transition baskets, they can stay in games.
“We need to hang our hats on the defensive end for 48 minutes,” Tony Allen said.
Allen is the ringleader, the defensive specialist on the squad, part of the reason the Clippers’ starting backcourt shot 7 for 21 on the night. But it’s as if his defensive ways have spread to the rest of the squad.