Thursday, January 15, 2009

Playing Against Double Team: Punishing The Defense

Here we have one of the best teams of the last decade. Under coach Gregg Popovich the Spurs will be once again fighting in the postseason. The Ring? quite difficult, but now they are second in the western conference, and playing good basketball...

Everybody knows that you need to double team Tim Duncan if you want more options to beat the Spurs, and the Spurs know that they need to beat the traps if they want more options to win games.

We see today how an ordered offense can play against double team situations, and not only that, but how they can punish defense telling them "hey, be careful if you really want to double Tim, we will score every single time... and maybe a three!"

The ball goes inside, the players move, the ball is swinged, and the argentinian Fabricio Oberto sets a GREAT screen that allows an easy shot for Mason (who had passed the ball inside at the begining of the play).

That's teamwork, let's take a look at the video.

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