Oklahoma City Thunder 53 Pick and Roll

This is a play the Thunder ran two years ago in the Western Conference Playoffs versus the Memphis Grizzlies. 5 (Ibaka) screened Kevin Durant into a side pick & roll with Westbrook. Using your best player to set pick & rolls with one of the best point guards in the league is extremely hard to guard. If Durant’s man helps on Westbrook that leaves KD wide open for a throwback catch & shoot. If X5 is forced to rotated out to cover Durant then the defense will be forced to sink in to guard 5 (Ibaka) and leave open a shooter in the corner.

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As 1 brings the ball downcourt,  5 screens
Durant into a side pick & roll. 5 rolls to the
opposite block and KD pops to the wing.

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