try 11 minute quarters (maybe 10 minutes) for coach mode but for simming still have it 12 minutes
user team defence to change
loose on the ball and tight off the ball
if still not winning then make it user team double team on the drive in the post.
and cpu teams coach options double team on the perimeter on the catch.
make the cpu teams coach options loose on the ball and loose off the ball.
try superstar for skill level but have ratings only for free throws and shots.
it makes it a bit better for steals but youll notice there still isnt enough, but the blocks are great.
fouls need to be the highest for all except default for reaching in.
then it will make for a team that can win the finals just but not be like they just win or lose regular season games!
if you and the opponent score to high try less minutes per quarter and if you win by too much try not doing user double team
on the drive inside on the post or for a really big difference try not doing cpu double team on the perimeter on the catch. also maybe try
making tight or normal also for the off the ball defense for the cpu teams.