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Cliff Robinson's Defensive 'Mastery' On Display Again

In his weekly audiochat, the Star Ledger's Dave D'Alessandro praises Cliff Robinson's "mastery of the defensive art". By showing Jermaine O'Neal a variety of schemes--getting in front of him, staying behind him, three quartering him--Robinson has kept the Pacers' All-Star off-balance. He is "as good a post defender as there is in the league", says D'Alessandro. As for the Nets' perceived lack of consistency, he says, look around, all of the East's higher seeds are looking the same.