Clippers stick together

L.A. uses a combination of smart techniques to slow Golden State's pick-and-roll

Updated: January 10, 2011, 11:57 AM ET
By Pedro Moura | Special to ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- It's no easy task defending the Golden State Warriors' patented pick-and-roll offense. Monta Ellis and Stephen Curry tend to shred weak-willed and ill-prepared teams on that end of the court by making good use of the inside-outside game.

The Miami Heat struggled mightily with it a week ago at home -- so much so that they gave up 72 points in the first half in a game they barely sneaked away with. The new-look Orlando Magic trailed by nine at the half against the Warriors ...

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