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'107 is the new 100.' How scoring trends in the NBA are setting a new bar for what a good defense is.

Washington coach Scott Brooks stood outside the visiting locker room at Staples Center on Monday night, a tinge of defeatism in his voice - and this was before his team allowed the Clippers to score 136 points.

The scoring this season is completely rewriting the rules of what a "good" defensive night looks like on the scoreboard.

"There's a lot of scoring. A lot of things you'd say weren't good defensively last year or two years ago that's out the window," Brooks said. "There are so many games you watch now and the games are in the 120s, 130s and 140s.

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