.....they play so much "one on one" that when a zone is thrown at them, they are clueless on how to break it or what to do! Plus, you can't practice breaking a zone defense....with only 24 seconds to shoot! They still try to do it by using their "athletic" ability...but when run properly some zone defenses can wreck havoc with "hopper" teams and players! Even the Lakers, one of the smarter teams in the league are struggling right now with the Sun's zone defenses! Can they figure it out and win in L.A.? I suspect so. However, this next game should be a close one, because the Lakers have enough hopper types on their team to make it a nightmare to break!