Geekery: De-fense! De-fense! De-fense! 

click to enlarge While everyone knows the Warriors are a powerhouse offensive team, they aren't often recognized for their defensive prowess. - AP FILE PHOTO
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  • While everyone knows the Warriors are a powerhouse offensive team, they aren't often recognized for their defensive prowess.

DE-FENSE! DE-FENSE! DE-FENSE!

While the Warriors' high-powered offense receives most of the credit for their success, they have been every bit as dominant at the other end. In terms of field-goal percentage, they're the on short list of best defensive teams in virtually every area of the court and have been especially stout inside 10 feet of the basket. Here's how they compare to the other teams in the league:

*Less than 5 feet 5-9 feet 10-14 feet 15-19 feet 20-24 feet 25-29 feet

Opp. FG% (rank) Opp. FG% (rank) Opp. FG% (rank) Opp. FG% (rank) Opp. FG% (rank) Opp. FG% (rank)

.555 (4) .349 (1) .398 (12) .386 (5) .359 (7) .326 (6)

*Distance from basket

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