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The bottom line is, something will be to be done to prevent Teague from running a layup line. He had nine of them on Saturday on his way to 28 points. A zone defense would be one way to do it.

“I wish we had used it more, because then I’d be more comfortable using it now,” Vogel said. “That is something we’re talking pretty lengthily about.”

The primary reason to utilize a zone, Vogel said, would be to keep Roy Hibbert in front of the rim, where he can defend layups. That would require Hibbert’s four teammates to defend five players, which would seem to require a zone of some sort.

“That’s something we’ll likely see at some point in this series,” Vogel said.

via Mark Montieth for NBA.com/Pacers

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