Vogel Prepares Pacers’ Defense Against Magic
Frank Vogel emphasized two points to his Indiana Pacers players when they held their morning shootaround to prepare for the Orlando Magic tonight.
Transition defense. And crashing the defensive boards.
“We’ve got to get back in transition,” Vogel told reporters.
“We’ve got to limit them to one shot. The early signs of who they’re going to be as a basketball team are they’re going to be a running team and they’re going to be a team that really crashes the glass. They’re also a good cutting team, too, so we’ve got to have an alertness, and really have a paint-first mentality in particular in those two areas: transition ‘D’ and one-shot ‘D.’ ”