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    Where Isolated Incidents Are a Trend

    It could end as one-on-one. NBA strategy increasingly favors ball movement and teamwork, but when ironclad defenses close in, it still comes down to the big names making plays — all by themselves. No matter the year, almost every star player’s statistics show a spike in fourth-quarter and overtime isolation plays, when the game is essentially stripped down to one star and one defender. Trailing a game in the finals, this is how Cleveland might beat Golden State tonight, with LeBron James and Kyrie Irving having mastered the isolation chamber.

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