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Warriors top Rockets in Game 1 of Western Confenece Finals

...Andrew Bogut in foul trouble and the Rockets rolling on both ends, the Warriors put Green ? the runner-up for NBA Defensive Player of the Year ? at center and spread the court with shooters.Livingston scored 14 points in the quarter, and Curry...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2015-05-19/warriors-top-rockets-game-1-w
Cavaliers top Hawks in Game 1

...legCarroll has been Atlanta's leading scorer in the postseason with 17.1 points per game.He also is the team's top defensive player and was assigned to James most of the game.The Hawks, who are already without defensive standout Thabo Sefolosha...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2015-05-20/cavaliers-top-hawks-game-1
Dabo Swinney among Clemson coaches at Aiken County Prowl and Growl

...done, so it's been a lot of fun, especially with that senior group," he said.Clemson saw two of its better defensive players stay in the region when the Atlanta Falcons drafted Vic Beasley eighth overall and Grady Jarrett in the fifth round...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/clemson/2015-05-07/dabo-swinney-among-clemso
Spurs' Kawhi Leonard chosen NBA's Defensive Player of the Year

Kawhi Leonard is keeping some Hall of Fame company.The San Antonio forward was selected the NBA Defensive Player of the Year on Thursday, joining Michael Jordan and Hakeem Olajuwon as the only players to win the award and the NBA Finals MVP...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2015-04-23/spurs-kawhi-leonard-chosen-nb
Michaux: Former Laney star Rod Hall might have future in NFL

...allowing a waiver to play another season in a different sport.Rollins ended up becoming Mid-American Conference defensive player of the year at cornerback in 2014 and is considered a potential late first-round pick in the NFL Draft. HALL MIGHT...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/clemson/2015-04-23/michaux-former-laney-star
Falcons take another defensive player with their first pick in second round

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons ontinued to work on defense by drafting Louisiana State cornerback Jalen Collins with their second-round pick of the NFL Draft.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-05-01/falcons-take-another-defensiv
Spurs wallop Clippers, take 2-1 lead in series

...2-for-6 shooting but his production wasn't needed with Leonard displaying his offensive game a day after being named Defensive Player of the Year.Blake Griffin had 14 points and 10 rebounds and DeAndre Jordan added 10 points for the Clippers.Game...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2015-04-25/spurs-wallop-clippers-take-2-
Spring is about college football as well as the Masters

...defensive coverages in the spring game, but there was room for optimism.Defensive end Marquavius Lewis was named defensive player of the spring providing a passing rushing knack to a unit that made an SEC-low 14 sacks last year. And Sasser, the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/clemson/2015-04-18/spring-about-college-foot
Laney's Brooks signs with Georgia Regents

...was Brooks' defensive improvement that stood out to Laney coach Buck Harris."I harped on him being the worst defensive player that I've ever coached, that he was out to prove (him wrong) ? and he did it. It took him two years to take...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2015-04-15/laneys-brooks-signs-georg
Warriors, Bogut reap rewards of healthy season

...rotation and guarding the rim.A case could even be made that Bogut should be the team's leading candidate for Defensive Player of the Year over versatile forward Draymond Green. Bogut began Friday leading the league in defensive-plus minus...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2015-04-11/warriors-bogut-reap-rewards-h