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SebastianPruiti

  • joined Sep 21, 2008
  • last login Sep 02, 2012
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Atlanta Hawks' Game 3 Adjustments: Be Smarter With Ball, Stop Magic Pick-And-Roll

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To go up 2-1 over the Magic, the Hawks need to make smarter decisions with the ball and stop throwing an extra defender at the pick-and-roll.

New York Knicks' Game 3 Adjustments: More Pick And Rolls, Don't Give Rajon Rondo Too Much Space

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To win Game 3, the Knicks need to use Carmelo Anthony in pick-and-roll situations and corral Rajon Rondo.

Indiana Pacers' Game 2 Adjustments: Involve Mike Dunleavy Jr. More, Don't Overthink

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Some adjustments the Indiana Pacers need to make vs. the Chicago Bulls in Game 2 of their NBA Playoffs 2011 series.

Portland Trail Blazers' Game 3 Adjustments: Less Isolation, No Switching On Dirk Nowitzki

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To beat the Mavericks in Game 3, the Blazers need to avoid isolation offense and avoid switching on Dirk Nowitzki.

Los Angeles Lakers' Game 2 Adjustments: Less Isolation, More Eyes On Chris Paul

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The Lakers need to stay away from isolation offense run by players not named Kobe Bryant and do a better job keeping tabs on Chris Paul to beat the Hornets in Game 2.

San Antonio Spurs' Game 2 Adjustments: Double Zach Randolph In Post, Shoot From Corners

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To even their series with the Grizzlies, the Spurs need to double the post and get the ball to the corners.

Denver Nuggets' Game 2 Adjustments: More Ball Movement Late, Better Pick-And-Roll Defense

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The Denver Nuggets need to execute more efficiently late in the fourth quarter and defend the pick-and-roll differently to bea the Thunder in Game 2.

The Pacers' Defense On Derrick Rose

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Over at NBA Playbook I took a look at how the Pacers' defended Derrick Rose, what worked well, and what didn't...

What Happened On That Pacers Double Team?

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Over at NBA Playbook, I take a look at the Kyle Korver three how the Bulls were able to get such an open look out of a Rose double team...

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Bulls, Celtics Share Same Pick-And-Roll Defense Thanks To Tom Thibodeau

The Celtics and Bulls defend the pick-and-roll exactly the same, to wonderful results. They can both thank Tom Thibodeau.

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How Lakers Make Triangle Offense Work In The Post

The Triangle offense is thought by many to be a "superstar" offense used to get isolation opportunities for wings like Kobe Bryant. But it's so much more than that.

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How Utah Jazz Get Paul Millsap The Ball

Beyond the famous Utah pick-and-roll, the Jazz use a variety of sets to get Paul Millsap the ball in scoring position.

Hesitant Pick And Roll Defense Leads To Game Clinching Free Throws For The Pacers

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With the Bulls trailing by three points with 30 seconds left in overtime, a slight hesitation by Derrick Rose leads to his 6th foul and game clinching free throws.

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Blazers Use Simple Plays To Get Open Three-Point Looks For Wes Matthews And Friends

The Blazers seem to get open three-point looks for their wings on a regular basis. How do they get it done?

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How Miami Heat (Sometimes) Set Chris Bosh Up In The Post

Chris Bosh's opportunities (or lack thereof) in the post has been a big topic as the Miami Heat wilt. Sebastian Pruiti looks at how the Heat use screens to Bosh on the block.

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How The Chicago Bulls Get Carlos Boozer The Ball In The Post

Carlos Boozer is an elite post scorer, but a lot of his success has to do with plays the Chicago Bulls run to take advantage of his skills. Here are some examples of those plays.

Derrick Rose Starting To Trust His Jumper

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Derrick Rose has had an improved jumper the entire season, but he is finally starting to trust it.

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Dirk Nowitzki Thrives In Mavericks' Simple Yet Beautiful Sets

Dirk Nowitzki gets to his favorite spots quite often. How the Mavericks help him get there is devastatingly simple, but nearly impossible to stop. Sebastian Pruiti breaks it down.

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How The Boston Celtics Get Ray Allen Open Looks

Ray Allen will soon become the most prolific three-point shooter in NBA history. How do the Celtics work to get him open? Sebastian Pruiti digs in.

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How The Lakers Create Scoring Opportunities For Pau Gasol

A detailed analysis of the sets the L.A. Lakers use to get Pau Gasol the ball.

Poor Point Guard Decisions Cost Chicago

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Over at NBA Playbook, I look at two different mistakes made by two different point guards (one by CJ Watson and one by Derrick Rose) that really hurt the Bulls.

The Clipboard: Rose Not Using New Jumper

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Over at Basketball Prospectus, my newest Clipboard post looks at Derrick Rose, and why, despite an improved jumper, Rose's midrange numbers are falling hard.

Kevin Seraphin Makes A Rookie Mistake, Brings The Ball Down

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Last night, after getting the stop that the Wizards needed, Kevin Seraphin got his hands on the basketball. However, he brought it down, allowing Derek Fisher to poke it away.

The Bulls Are Still Learning Thibodeau’s Defense

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A specific play from the Bulls' loss to Orlando shows that the Bulls are still learning Thibodeau's defense.

Derrick Rose's Backdoor Cut

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Over at NBA Playbook, I take a look at the final play of overtime run by the Bulls.

Importance Of "Spotting Up"

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I take a look at how important it is for shooters to be able to move into open areas without the basketball, using Rudy Fernandez as an example.

What Not To Do Up Three With The Shot Clock Turned Off

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Over at NBA Playbook, I take a look at the wild finish from the Blazers-Nuggets game, and why LaMarucs Aldridge could have avoided all that.

Joakim Noah Doesn’t Hold His Box Out, Spurs Grab Game-Clinching Rebound

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Over at NBA Playbook, I take a look at the key play of last night's game. Down 6 with less than a minute left, Tony Parker misses his second FT. Noah doesn't hold his box-out, allows Duncan to get his hand on the ball, and the Spurs secure the offensive rebound.

Taking The Next Step: Brandon Jennings

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Sebastian Pruiti of NBAPlaybook.com takes a look at Brandon Jennings rookie season and asks, can he take the next step?

NBA Playbook – DeMarcus Cousins’ Post Game

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NBAPlaybook's Sebastian Pruiti takes a look at Cousins' terrific post game.

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