Golden State Warriors : ATO Elevator

At the end of regulation Saturday night, the Golden State Warriors’ head coach Mark Jackson drew up this quick hitter for a Need 3 for Stephen Curry. The Denver Nuggets defense tried to sufficat...

LA Lakers : Elbow Flex Special

Sunday afternoon in their game versus the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Playoffs, the LA Lakers ran this Elbow Flex action to get a dunk for Dwight Howard. This elbow set-up into a flex action is very ...

Advanced Terminology : Duck-In

Last Summer I wrote several short articles revolving around NBA Terminology (Red, Ice/Blue/Weak, Slice Cut, Hawk Cut) and I have decided to cover a few other “advanced” terms that some up ...

Chicago Bulls: Side Double

The Chicago Bulls ran this action Saturday evening versus the Brooklyn Nets in Game 1 of the 2013 NBA Playoffs. This is an excellent play that makes it harder to help and tag on the pick & roll be...

Boston Celtics : “45”

The Boston Celtics ran this big on big pick & roll over the weekend. Since it was big on big, the defense switched which allowed 4 to roll and seal on the block; giving himself a better angle at t...

Boston Celtics : 23 Slide

The Boston Celtics ran this play Wednesday versus the Brooklyn Nets. The Cetlics, who are facing a limited line-up with injuries have become ever more creative to utilize their healthy bodies as best ...

Quick Double : Need 3

After Syracuse’s loss Saturday night to Michigan, I began brainstorming for some quick plays in a Need 3 situation. Almost everyone in basketball knows about America’s play so I decided to...