How the San Antonio Spurs Run Their
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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