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Woodson's team lost it's way defensively and he had 2 choices on how to handle it in film session. What he did:
Woodson had plenty of video evidence of slow rotations, of indecision, of not trusting the system and of just plain lazy effort. But at this point of the season, he felt it made more sense to not harp on the negative but instead accentuate the positives.
So he asked the video coordinator to make a highlight film of the Knicks best defensive plays from early in the season. One of the most impressive was the 24-second shot clock violation late in the win over the Spurs in San Antonio.
"We were doing everything right at the beginning," Woodson said of the team's defense.
But in December, Woodson said he noticed "slippage" and it really started to show toward the end of the month. The Knicks lost 4 of their final 7 games of the month and allowed over 100 points in each defeat.
"As a coach," Woodson said, "I've got to take the heat for that."