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Basketball Play - Houston Rockets Box Set - Big Man


I got this play from Kevin Eastman's blog. It is a set the Houston Rockets use that has multiple options and could end up with the big man open near the hoop.

  • The play begins in a box set with the post players on the top.

  • 4 & 5 set staggered ball screens for 1.
  

  • 2 & 3 set position themselves to set staggered back screens for 5.

  • 1 looks to pass the ball to 5.
  

  • If 5 is not open underneath the basket, 4 sets a screen in the middle of the lane for 3. 3 cuts to the top of the key.

  • 2 cuts to the wing.

  

After the ball screen 4 has a few different options:

  • Option 1 - 4 opens up to the middle after the screen set for 3.
  

  • Option 2 - Afer the pass from 1 to 3, 4 sets a high ball screen.
  

  • Option 3 - On the ball reversal, 4 sets a screen for 5.
  



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kitsi avila says:
5/12/2009 at 7:30:14 AM

great play... i am wondering will this work against zone defense?

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Trey says:
4/1/2017 at 1:20:06 AM

More than likely not. You could add some different variations to make it work. When the 4 sets the down screen (screen the screener action) for 2 the other zone defender at the top will cover 2 as he comes to the top of the key.

In the second step you could make it work against a 2-3 zone. 2 could screen the middle man on the zone. Put 3 in the ball side corner and put 4 on the weak side corner or wing. You virtually have one guy trying to guard two guys. 1 makes the read. 5 is on the block. The middle defender is being screened so what you have is the ball side defender down low having to decide to stay in for the pass to 5 or cheat outside to take away the corner three from 3.

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Roscoe says:
5/12/2009 at 10:31:13 AM

Great play. Keeps the big man engaged and moving constatnly. If you are bleesed with a big that is your number 1 option; this play gives him 2 or 3 plays on getting the ball.

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olivia shafer says:
10/18/2009 at 12:16:36 AM

this is a great play i am only on a basketball team, not even the season yet,i cant wait to show my coach!!!

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brian says:
4/18/2010 at 7:59:24 PM

way to keep the big man going and screenning to free up the 2 and 3 position for the open jumper

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Jackson says:
1/25/2011 at 2:46:24 PM

this play looks really cool

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Kris says:
1/29/2011 at 11:36:44 PM

Won a game last night with this play. Thx!

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