‘We asked that question to an Eastern Conference team executive: “When you’re depending on Miller to always save games, you take that for granted, I think,” he said. “The defense group, on paper, should be better than it is playing right now. They haven’t played well back there. The other thing is with this short season, teams play so many games in a short period, when you get on a bad streak the losses really pile up in a hurry. A slump is really magnified. One bad week really jumps out at you. Whatever the reason, that team just isn’t clicking right now. They should be better than this.”‘
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