The San Antonio Spurs are known for their exceptional spacing and ball movement on offense. However, the Spurs also allow for individual brilliance within their system. This creative set is a perfect example of how coach Gregg Popovich uses the principles of his motion offense to give his top players, Tim Duncan and Tony Parker, an opportunity to run a two-man game.
The play starts out in a 4 out 1 in set. It can be run directly out of a secondary break.
Note: the two players involved in the two-man game will be 1 and 4.
1 dribbles to the strong side wing. 3 runs to the opposite corner. 2 shifts to 5's previous spot. 5 moves to 1's previous spot.Note: 3 needs to look for a back cut if overplayed. 4 can flash to the high post and then make the pass to 3 for a layup.
1 passes to 5 then 5 swings it to 2.
Note: 2 should cut to the middle of the lane if overplayed.
Once the pass is made, 5 sets a down screen for 4. 2 makes the pass to 4.
Note: a wrinkle is to have 4 set a back screen for 5. Run it if the defense expects the down screen. 2 can also cut to the basket for a give-and-go.
Once the pass is received, 4 can:
Take a mid-range jump shot
Attack the basket
Dribble handoff or pass to 1 for a side pick-and-roll
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