The reason why the Hawks’ struggled against the zone is because it seemed that they reverted to their ISO tendencies once they saw the zone. The ball really started to stick, and that is the worst possible thing that you can do against the zone.Sebastian also breaks down how the Hawks got Mike Bibby open for his game-winning three.
The Atlanta Hawks did just about everything they could to look bad against the zone, making just about every mistake you can against it. Despite that, they were able to eek out a win with a Mike Bibby three. It was against man to man defense.
Thursday, January 13, 2011
NBA Playbook: The Hawks Struggle Against Toronto's Zone
Sebastian Pruiti analyzes the video evidence of Atlanta's stagnant zone offense: