Sunday, April 17, 2011

NBA Playbook: Atlanta's Strategy for Dwight Howard

Sebastian Pruiti breaks down how single coverage complemented by late digs once Dwight Howard began a post move, helped the Hawks defend Orlando on the perimeter in Game 1 of their playoff series and takes a guess as to how Orlando might counter:
It will be interesting to see if the Magic can counter by running a few more plays for their three point shooters (for example throwing it into Dwight and setting a screen away from the ball for a shooter, then having him kick it out. A play like that doesn’t require a double to get an open look), or if they will continue to dump it into Howard and let him work one on one.
Sebastian also confirms my live impression that Dwight Howard's three-second violations had most to do with the ball arriving late.

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