Sebastian Pruiti is the founder and editor of NBAPlaybook.com, a blog started in January 2010 that takes a look at the Xs and Os of the NBA. In addition to NBAPlaybook.com, Sebastian is a contributor to Basketball Prospectus and The Basketball Jones, and is the Editor Emeritus of NetsAreScorching. Before getting into blogging Sebastian spent a year as a volunteer assistant for the Division 1 Men's Basketball team, New Jersey Institute of Technology. He loves to look at the Xs and Os of the game and break the little things down.
In Game 6 against the Dallas Mavericks, the Miami Heat should hit the roll man in pick and roll situations and trap guards off the screen.
Two key adjustments could help the Miami Heat knock off the Dallas Mavericks in Game 5 of the NBA Finals.
To win Game 4, the Dallas Mavericks must be patient on offense against the Miami Heat's great halfcourt defense and mix up their defense on post-up plays by the Heat.
To beat the Miami Heat in Game 2, the Dallas Mavericks need to run more sideline pick-and-pop action and use Dirk Nowitzki to defend Chris Bosh.
What can we expect to see from the Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat on offense during the 2011 NBA Finals? We break down their favorite sets and out-of-bounds plays.
To win Game 5 and extend the series, the Chicago Bulls need to get Derrick Rose moving off the ball in the middle of the court and also defend the Miami Heat's baseline out of bounds plays better.
The Thunder ought to play for the score versus the mismatch on the pick-and-pop, and can't hedge off of Dirk Nowitzki if they want to beat the Mavericks in Game 5.
The Bulls should lean on an effective defense Tom Thibodeau debuted in the second half of Game 3 to stop the Heat in Game 4.
To come back and win Game 4 against the Mavericks, the Thunder need to pick up their movement in the halfcourt.
Despite the fact that everyone seems to be talking about Russell Westbrook and his benching, the Dallas Mavericks were the team that ended up losing both game two and the homecourt advantage in the...
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