Bucking the Trend

How, in an NBA obsessed with long range looks, does the best defense give up the most threes? The answer lies in a subtle but very important change over the last few years of NBA basketball.

If it hasn¡¯t sunk in yet, it should soon: these Milwaukee Bucks are good enough to win the whole thing. That may come as a surprise if you¡¯re still anchored to preseason expectations. Back in October, it was an open question whether the Bucks would even win 50 games. But here we are at the All-Star break, and Milwaukee has almost met that mark.

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