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NBA playoffs 2013: The pet play of all 16 teams in the postseason

Every NBA team has a play or two that they use in a tight spot to get a much-needed bucket. What are those plays for the 16 NBA Playoff teams? We break them all down in this two-days series.

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Pet plays from playoff teams

Every NBA team has a play or two that they use in a tight spot to get a much-needed bucket. What are those plays for the 16 NBA Playoff teams? We break them all down in this two-day series.

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Dwight's backdoor lob

Without Kobe Bryant, the Lakers will need to run more set offense than they did for most of the year. This backscreen play for Dwight Howard is an example of what's possible when that happens.

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James Harden's skip passes

James Harden's ability to throw skip passes allows the Rockets to beat overloading defense even on isolation plays. Here is how the Rockets take advantage of Harden's passing.

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Blake Griffin in the high post

Blake Griffin has become an elite passer from the high post, but how do the Clippers get him there in a position to take advantage of that skill? This breakdown shows some of the ways.

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The Warriors' 'Elevator Doors'

The Golden State Warriors have two of the league's best shooters in Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. Here's a particularly creative way they get them open for threes.

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The Wilson Chandler pick and fade

George Karl's decision to play Wilson Chandler at power forward has allowed the Nuggets to surge to new heights. Here is the simple, yet effective play that best takes advantage of Chandler's speed.

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The Beale Street hi-lo

Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph have developed incredible chemistry and allowed Memphis to play an old-fashioned style in a game dominated by spacing and speed. Here's one way the Grizzlies use their skills in a hi-lo situation.

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The Spurs' lethal side pick and roll

The San Antonio Spurs' motion offense is a thing of beauty, but one particular play out of the Motion Weak alignment is particularly devastating to defenses.

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The Durant pindown pick and roll

The Oklahoma City Thunder's pet play isn't complicated, but when you have Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant, it can still be very effective.

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Ersan Ilyasova's timely cut

Ersan Ilyasova is one of the NBA's most well-known "Stretch 4s," and he takes advantage of his shooting skill to sneak away from defenders rotating to cover a classic Bucks high pick-and-roll.

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The new Celtics dribble handoff

The semi-emergence of Jeff Green has allowed the Celtics to breathe new life into one of their most-used offensive sets.

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The Smith-Horford pick and roll

Josh Smith and Al Horford are two of the most skilled big men in the NBA. The Atlanta Hawks' pet play allows Larry Drew to take advantage of those attributes in a unique way.

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The Bulls' 4-out, 1-in corner curl

The Chicago Bulls have been manufacturing offense all season without Derrick Rose in the lineup. One primary way: a new wrinkle on a common motion offense set.

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The many Brook Lopez cross-screens

Brook Lopez has emerged as one of the league's best offensive centers, and the Nets have many ways to get him open.

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The Paul George maze

Paul George's emergence has allowed Frank Vogel to open his offensive playbook. The best example? A set that takes advantage of George's ability to work off screens.

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The Knicks' triple ball screen

The Knicks have been creative in their use of pick and rolls all season. Mike Woodson's wonkiest one of all: a pick and roll that involves three players screening for his point guard.

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The revamped Ray Allen Play

The Miami Heat's pet play is a set swiped from the Boston Celtics' playbook that primarily features Ray Allen, but Miami's version has evolved to include more players that confuse the defense in many different ways.

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