I am having a lot of issues with H2H, I have no problem scoring but my defense does nothing at all. When I used my PF or C my opponents just throw up long bombs. When I try to spam the guard button they still make contested shots, I can easily score 14-20 points but if I am allowing my opponents to score the same its useless.
This is my current team, I don't have any coins to upgrade any positions.
I also included some gameplay videos below, basically if I don't get multiple steals it's an auto loss for me. I just came back to the game about a month ago and I only play H2H for the daily goals, my gameplay sucks because I haven't played in months and I don't know the mechanics.
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Madden Mobile: Ailman IG: Ailmanmm NBA LIVE: Paintedbird IF YOU CAN'T SHOOT THE THREE YOU'RE DEAD TO ME CURRENT TEAM
My advice in showdown would be passing the ball around unless you have a player thats so good at something. Its important that your starting 5 is a solid one. Sometimes it doesnt mean that a higher ovr team is better. Im at 91 ovr yet I've beaten a 94 ovr yesterday. Having a physically strong C is important. I used towns back then but then I put him on the bench cause he's not capable of shooting midrange well and protect the paint against other bigs. I've found the 89 specialist turner to be a beast. With him i can get 2-3 blocks in showdown which might come in handy against great post up shooter. Then make sure you have a very good SG since when the game is on the line you need someone which can like shoot 4 from 4 from 3 pt line. I used beal which has 95 3 pt rating. Not the best but works most of the time. To be fair i dont think you need any change in your lineup as im concerned. Just dont rely to much on one and play collective D.
Switch, switch, switch. Put it on manual & learn to switch quickly. That's how you keep tight defensive pressure on the ball handler. I watched you keep control of Dame for far too long on def possessions. If you get stuck chasing the ball, you're gonna get scored on. Gotta switch to whomever is closest to the ball. If you switch& that particular defender is weak, just hold the guard button & press the d-pad toward the hoop....don't try to steal.
Switching as soon as the ball moves allows me to get a lot of blocks & let's me keep the ball in front of me most of the time. Also, tight pressure does affect the AI shooting. Even though it seems like they make everything, getting a hand in their face and even physically bumping into them as they're in the act of shooting will cause misses
I'm feeling that my defense is becoming dumb... Got 90 ovr in my classic lineup but when I'm defending my 90 Mutombo runs off the ball. I think he forgot that he have to catch defensive rebounds. Another thing that I didn't understood was losing from a 86 ovr team by 23 to 4 in his turn... The problem is eveven worst in my other team. In the royalty event, the all gold raptors took 4 offensive rebounds over my 91Jordan and 94 Anthony Davis at one play.
Just today I lost so many games in H2H that ended up the day with the same amount of fans of yesterday. Idk if I am having a shitty day on the game or if EA changed something with AI.
I think you're being way too passive in defense. You keep slowing drifting back and allow the AI to bring the ball up over halfway without any defensive pressure whatsoever. Off a make, the first thing I do is try to strip the PG once he takes the inbound pass. If that doesn't work I body him so that he can't start anything in transition.
In a halfcourt set, you need to stick to the opposition player like glue. You don't necessarily have to force a steal, you can guard the AI until you force it to shoot. If you stay in front of the AI and put a body on the player, the majority of the time the AI will take a bad shot or you'll get a block. it makes the shot or gets a putback you live with it. Even if you're a good defender you're not going to stop every shot but in the videos you uploaded you aren't pressuring the AI at all. You keep giving them open looks and you are slow to switch Lillard onto the opposition PG so you aren't getting as many steals as you might if he was already in position.
I actually thought the AI difficulty was fairly easy. You got a lot of breaks and the AI didn't make any difficult shots. When you get a stop you need to be careful not to turn the ball over. Sometimes when you get a steal and pass to one of your bigs, the AI is able to get back into defensive formation and force a contested shot. You need to be aware of when that is happening and try a spin move or hold the ball instead of forcing the shot. That takes a lot of patience but it's frustrating when you get a steal and the fastbreak falls apart like that. Likewise, the long outlet pass from the rebound can sometimes be intercepted. I sometimes throw the long pass but I often take the ball up the court with the player who rebounded the ball.
Finally, you kept on shooting the three from the same spot with Lillard. That was the biggest problem in your third quarter, not your defense. You need to score more so if that shot isn't falling try something else. Shoot from the other side of the court. Move the ball around the three-point line. Dribble until you have an open look. Shot from the corners. Mix it up a bit. You should be bagging at least 2-3 buckets a game with Thompson and Hayward.