Despite Matchup Change, Thunder's Defensive Schemes Look Pretty Similar

Despite the major change to put Thabo Sefolosha on Tony Parker defensively, the Thunder’s schemes look pretty similar otherwise. Coach Scott Brooks is having Sefolosha fight over ball screens just like Russell Westbrook did, choosing that strategy despite Sefolosha’s length. So far, it’s working, as Sefolosha has done a great job jumping over picks to hold Parker down.

One other thing: Sefolosha is playing the passing lanes well when Parker doesn’t have the ball, cheating off him to help on other guys.

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