Boston’s Veteran Defense Stops Atlanta’s Trickery

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The Celtics may have lost to the Hawks in double overtime on Friday night, but Boston was able to send the game to overtime because of their stifling defense on the final possession of regulation Let’s take a look at how they did it. For the the final play of regulation the Hawks had the ball out … [Read more...]

How the Orlando Magic Found a Wide Open Layup vs Golden State

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In the game against the Warriors on Friday, J.J. Redick found himself with a wide open, uncontested layup. Let’s take a look at how Jarrett Jack was fooled into giving Redick a direct path to the basket. Early in the second quarter, Orlando ran a pick-and-roll between J.J. Redick and Andrew … [Read more...]

Bradley Beal’s Misdirection Fools Austin Rivers

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Sometimes, a play doesn't need to be too complicated to be effective. The following play in the Wizards-Hornets game is an example of a pretty simple action that completely fools the defense. On quick-shot out-of-bounds plays, the first movement is usually a decoy. A player will make a move to … [Read more...]

What Happened to Danilo Gallinari?

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Danilo Gallinari has been one of the worst offensive players in the league over these first few weeks of the 2012-'13 season. He's shooting at career low percentages, including an abysmal 21 percent from three point range. With the help of MySynergy Sports, let's explore where Gallinari has excelled … [Read more...]

Indiana’s Defensive Miscommunication Seals Their Fate

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During the final possessions of the Hawks win over the Pacers, communication on the defense proved to be the game's deciding factor. Let’s take a look at what went wrong for the Pacers and right for the Hawks. Down by one with 19 seconds remaining, the Pacers were forced to foul in order to get … [Read more...]

J.J. Redick, Arron Afflalo, and Orlando After Dwight

Without their two best players and veteran head coach from last year, the Orlando Magic will obviously have an uphill battle in remaining competitive this season. However, this season should give fans a clearer look at Arron Afflalo and J.J. Redick, two players who could succeed in a larger role in … [Read more...]

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