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"I get a little down, because the first thing out of everybody's mouth is, 'They don't play...

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"I get a little down, because the first thing out of everybody's mouth is, 'They don't play defense,' " D'Antoni told the New York Daily News. "First of all, we won (55) games last year, (61 the year before). Sixty-(one) times, we played better defense than the other team did, that's for sure, because we scored more points."

AZ Central When everyone around you is saying one thing and you are saying another thing then maybe it's time to rethink your version of reality. See also Hill, Grant: "You know what?" Hill said. "Guys wanted this. Guys, I think, got to a point where they wanted to play defense, we wanted to get better in that area. So the time was right for a coach to come in and try to make change."