Raptors must make defensive adjustments to stop Nets pick-and-roll

Terrence Ross at Raptors practice on April 20. (Craig Robertson/QMI Agency)

Terrence Ross at Raptors practice on April 20. (Craig Robertson/QMI Agency)

RYAN WOLSTAT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:55 AM ET

The Raptors cannot expect to win many playoff games shooting 39.4%, but the team’s defence left much to be desired in Game 1 as well.

Brooklyn’s stars did whatever they wanted when they were most needed down the stretch and that proved to be the difference.

So concerned with Brooklyn’s lethal outside game, the Raptors struggled to stop Brooklyn’s mid-range attack.

After watching the damning videotape Sunday, various Raptors spoke of making adjustments.

Amir Johnson knows where to start — defending the pick-and-roll.

“There was a particular play that we had problems with it,” Johnson said.

“With Paul Pierce setting a down screen, Joe Johnson coming up and that set (up) a pick-and-roll. It’s up to us to figure out schemes to take that play away. I think they scored like 12 times or something on that one play, so we’re definitely going through film to kind of take away that and give them different options,” Johnson said.


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