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Jimmy Butler
Defensive lapses weighing on Cavs

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio There are 12 ways to defend a pick-and-roll, Cavaliers coach David Blatt said Tuesday. From the outside, it appeared as if the Cavs unsuccessfully tried about half of them during Monday's 99-92 loss to the Chicago Bulls in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. No matter how the Cavs tried to adjust their approach, the end result was typically the same a wide-open shot for either Jimmy Butler or Pau Gasol around the perimeter. Watching four defenders at times chase Derrick Rose around the court Monday left the distinct impression the Cavs' plan was to prevent Rose from beating them, but those familiar with the initial attack privately insist that...