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San A n t o n i o Spurs
Playbook
Table o f Contents

1.

Zipper Series

2.

Through Series

10

3.

Post Sets

14

4.

Screening Actions

19

5.

Secondary Offense

24

6.

DHO Sets

31

7.

Hammer Action

35

8.

Ball Screen Actions

37

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Zip Trip
Z i p p e r Series
Zip Trip
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Frame 1

2
5

3
4

1
2 zipper cuts o f f 5 . 1 runs o f f the baseline triple

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Zip Trip Fan


Z i p p e r Series
Zip Trip Fan

Zip Trip Fan

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Frame 1

Frame 2

2
5

4
1
2 zipper cuts o f f 5 . 1 runs o f f the baseline triple

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2 passes t o 1 . 1 takes a dribble t o either attack the rim, h i t


2 o n a flare, o r throw back t o 3 .

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Zip Trip Twist Middle Fan


Z i p p e r Series
Zip Trip Twist Middle Fan

Zip Trip Twist Middle Fan

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Frame 1

Frame 2

4
2

1
2 zipper cuts o f f 5 . 1 runs o f f the baseline triple

2 dribbles t o the middle o f the floor t o create a passing


angle t o 1 . On 1's catch, 4 shapes into a step-up screen.

Zip Trip Twist Middle Fan


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Frame 3

3
5
4
1
2

1 dribbles o f f 4's step-up. 4 rolls hard at the r i m as 5 loops


behind x2's head t o set a flare screen f o r 2 .

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Zip Trip Back


Z i p p e r Series
Zip Trip Back

Zip Trip Back

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Frame 1

Frame 2

1
5

3
4

1
2 zipper cuts o f f 5 . 1 runs o f f the baseline triple

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3 cuts o u t the back o f f o f 5 . 2 passes t o h i m f o r a J.

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Zip Trip Peel


Z i p p e r Series
Zip Trip Peel

Zip Trip Peel

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Frame 1

Frame 2

2
3
5
4
3

4
1

2 zipper cuts o f f 5 .

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2 turns o n a dime and, rather than coming o f f 3 and 4 ,


turns t o come back o f f 5's re-screen.

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Zip Trip Peel Middle Fan


Z i p p e r Series
Zip Trip Peel Middle Fan

Zip Trip Peel Middle Fan

San Antonio Spurs

San Antonio Spurs

Frame 1

Frame 2

2
3
5
4
3

4
2

2 zipper cuts o f f 5 .

2 turns o n a dime and, rather than coming o f f 3 and 4 ,


turns t o come back o f f 5's re-screen.

Zip Trip Peel Middle Fan


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Frame 3

5
4
1

1 takes a dribble t o the middle o f the floor. 4 loops u p t o


set a flare screen f o r 2 .

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ZIp Hammer
Z i p p e r Series
ZIp Hammer

ZIp Hammer

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Frame 1

Frame 2

2
5
3

1
2
1
2 zipper cuts o f f 5 as 1 makes a dribble entry t o the right
wing. 3 cuts through.

ZIp Hammer
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Frame 3

5
1

3
2

4 steps t o set a side ball screen f o r 1 . Designed rejection by


1 . 1 dribbles baseline and throws a pass t o 3 moving t o the
right corner o f f a flare screen set by 5 .

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1 cuts across the court t o the left wing. 2 passes t o 1 .

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Zip Thunder
Z i p p e r Series
Zip Thunder

Zip Thunder

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San Antonio Spurs

Frame 1

Frame 2

2
4

5
4

1
1 makes a dribble entry t o the right wing as 2 zipper cuts
o f f 5 . 1 passes t o 2 at the TOK and spaces away towards
the right corner. On 2's catch, 4 flashes t o the elbow.

Zip Thunder
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Frame 3

1
4

5 / 1 DHO i f 5 n o t open f o r shot.

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4 passes t o 5 f o r a shot.

1
2

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Through
T h r o u g h Series
Through

Through

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Frame 1

Frame 2

3
2

2
4

4
1 passes ahead t o 2 and cuts through.

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1
Iowa action.

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Through Tango
T h r o u g h Series
Through Tango

Through Tango

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Frame 1

Frame 2

1
5

3
2

5
2

4
4
1 passes ahead t o 2 and cuts through.

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1 stops o n a dime and changes direction t o come back t o
the side he came from. 2 passes t o 4 and cuts across court.
4 looks t o pass t o 2 f o r a shot (x2 seems t o always get
stuck ball side).

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Through M i x Drew
T h r o u g h Series
Through M i x Drew

Through M i x Drew

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Frame 1

Frame 2

1
5

3
2

2
4

1 passes ahead t o 2 and cuts through.

2 passes back t o 4 as 1 moves t o cut back t o the right side.


2 follows his pass.

Through M i x Drew
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Frame 3

3
5

2
4

2 / 4 DHO.

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Through M i x Drew Fan


T h r o u g h Series
Through M i x Drew Fan

Through M i x Drew Fan

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Frame 1

Frame 2

1
5

2
4

1 passes ahead t o 2 and cuts through.

2 passes back t o 4 as 1 moves t o cut back t o the right side.


2 follows his pass.

Through M i x Drew Fan

Through M i x Drew Fan

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Frame 3

Frame 4

5
5

2
4

2 / 4 DHO.

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4
2

2 throws back t o 4 (who he g o t DHO from) and comes o f f a


flare f r o m 5 looping u p court.

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Alley Slash M i x Black


Post Sets
Alley Slash M i x Black

Alley Slash M i x Black

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San Antonio Spurs

Frame 1

Frame 2

5
2
1
4

1
As 1 comes o f f 4's alley screen, 2 sets a r i p screen f o r 5 .

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As 1 throws back t o 4 o n his pop, 3 begins his cut towards


his r i p screen f o r 5 .

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Scottie M i x Iowa
Post Sets
Scottie M i x Iowa

Scottie M i x Iowa

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Frame 1

Frame 2

1
1
3 runs o f f the baselind double.

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1 dribbles o f f 4's alley screen as 2 sets a r i p screen f o r 5 . 4


sets a down screen f o r the screener (2).

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Elbow Terp Post


Post Sets
Elbow Terp Post

Elbow Terp Post

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San Antonio Spurs

Frame 1

Frame 2

3
4
5

1
5 breaks o u t o f the 1 - 4 alignment f o r a right elbow catch.
After passing, 1 dives t o the right corner as 2 lifts up. On
5's cut, 3 makes a flex cut over the t o p o f 4 .

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5 passes t o 4 who looks t o feed 3 who has stepped i n and


sealed his defender.

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Elbow Rub
Post Sets
Elbow Rub

Elbow Rub

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Frame 1

Frame 2

4
3
5

1
5 screens f o r 4 . 4 flashes f o r a catch o n the
elbow-extended line. 5 moves t o screen f o r 2 .

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With x 5 stuck o n the inside o f 5's body, 4 rolls the ball


down the lane line f o r a block catch f o r 5 .

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Elbow Rub Again


Post Sets
Elbow Rub Again

Elbow Rub Again

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San Antonio Spurs

Frame 1

Frame 2

2
3

5
1

1
5 screens f o r 4 . 4 flashes f o r a catch o n the
elbow-extended line. 5 moves t o screen f o r 2 .

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2 stops suddenly and wheels back t o come o f f 5's screen.

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4 Detroit
Screening Actions
4 Detroit

4 Detroit

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Frame 1

Frame 2

3
3

5
2

On 1's pass t o 4 , 2 & 1 X o f f 5 .

4 and 2 set a double screen f o r 1 .

4 Detroit
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Frame 3

5 passes t o 1 and screens down f o r 2 .

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AI Same
Screening Actions
AI Same

AI Same

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Frame 1

Frame 2

1
2 cuts t o the left wing f o r a catch. 1 passes t o 2 and
screens down f o r 5 .

AI Same
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Frame 3

3
2
4
1
5

3 cuts o f f a stagger.

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2 cuts o f f 4's shuffle screen.

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High Spain Leak


Screening Actions
High Spain Leak

High Spain Leak

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Frame 1

Frame 2

3
3

4
5

1 comes o f f 5's high ball screen. 2 sprints u p t o set a back


screen f o r the roll man.

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2
1

4 screens i n f o r 2 .

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Wide Same
Screening Actions
Wide Same

Wide Same

San Antonio Spurs

San Antonio Spurs

Frame 1

Frame 2

2
4
3

1
1 passes t o 5 and cuts t o ballside corner. 4 sets a r i p screen
for 3.

Wide Same
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Frame 3

5
3
2
4

4 and 3 set a stagger f o r 1 .

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Ball reversal f r o m 5 t o 2 through 4 . Shuffle screen f o r 5 .

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AI Black Thunder (for jump-shooting 5 man)


Screening Actions
AI Black Thunder (for jump-shooting 5 man)

AI Black Thunder (for jump-shooting 5 man)

San Antonio Spurs

San Antonio Spurs

Frame 1

Frame 2

3
1
3 cuts over the t o p o f 4 f o r a catch. Slightly delayed, 2 black
screens f o r 5 .

AI Black Thunder (for jump-shooting 5 man)


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5
1
4
3
2

3 cuts i n (making sure t o get a piece o f his own defender o n


the way) t o screen x 5 t o free 5 f o r a j u m p shot.

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4 screens down f o r 2 . 3 passes t o 2 .

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Power Double
Secondary Offense
Power Double

Power Double

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Frame 1

Frame 2

1
4

On 1's pass back t o trail, 2 cuts o f f 5's flex screen.

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1 / 4 DHO. 2 comes o f f the double.

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Power M i x Double Rip


Secondary Offense
Power M i x Double Rip

Power M i x Double Rip

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Frame 1

Frame 2

2
5

3
3
4
4
1
On 1's pass t o 4 as the trail, 2 cuts o f f 5's flex screen.

Power M i x Double Rip


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Frame 3

4
5

3
1

3 feeds 5 .

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4 / 1 DHO. 1 throws ahead t o 3 . Double r i p f o r 4 .

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Power M i x Double Thunder


Secondary Offense
Power M i x Double Thunder

Power M i x Double Thunder

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Frame 1

Frame 2

2
5

3
3
4
4
1
On 1's pass t o 4 as the trail, 2 cuts o f f 5's flex screen.

4 / 1 DHO. 1 throws ahead t o 3 . Double r i p f o r 4 .

Power M i x Double Thunder


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Frame 3

4
5
3

1 screens down f o r jump-shooting 5 man (Duncan).

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Down One Twist


Secondary Offense
Down One Twist

Down One Twist

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Frame 1

Frame 2

I f there is n o strongside wing, 1 takes his dribble slightly


deeper and throws back t o the trail.

Down One Twist


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Frame 3

4
3
1

4 turns t o set a ball screen f o r 1 .

3
4

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4 down screens f o r 1 .

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Sting
Secondary Offense
Sting
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Frame 1

5
3
4
1

Ball reversal through the trail man. 1 and 4 set a stagger


screen f o r 2 .

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Sting Husky Drew


Secondary Offense
Sting Husky Drew

Sting Husky Drew

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Frame 1

Frame 2

4
1
Ball reversal through the trail man. 1 and 4 set a stagger
screen f o r 2 . 2 curls the stagger.

Sting Husky Drew


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Frame 3

5
2
1
3
4

Against any kind o f overplay, 1 cuts backdoor. 2 sprints u p


f r o m the corner f o r a DHO.

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On 2's curl, 4 flashes t o the TOK f o r a catch. 4 catches and


rips the ball away f r o m the pass f o r a 4 / 1 DHO.

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Rev Indiana
Secondary Offense
Rev Indiana

Rev Indiana

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Frame 1

Frame 2

4
1
1 throws back t o 4 as the trailer.

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4 / 3 DHO. 2 r i p screen f o r 5 . 4 gets 3 .

4 3

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Center X
DHO Sets
Center X

Center X

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Frame 1

Frame 2

4
5

3
5

1 passes t o 5 i n the middle o f the floor. 1 cuts o f f h i m first


and 2 follows behind.

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As 2 clears his body, 5 / 3 DHO.

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Elbow Lobo Chicago


DHO Sets
Elbow Lobo Chicago

Elbow Lobo Chicago

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San Antonio Spurs

Frame 1

Frame 2

5
4
1
As 1 dribbles f r o m r i g h t - t o - l e f t , 4 lifts f o r a catch. On 1's
pass, 5 sets a back (chin) screen f o r him.

Elbow Lobo Chicago


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2
4

3
5

4 screens down o n x 2 , 5 / 2 DHO.

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4 passes t o 5 stepping o f f the screen.

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Huskers
DHO Sets
Huskers

Huskers

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San Antonio Spurs

Frame 1

Frame 2

4
3

2
5

1
On 1's dribble-at, 5 lifts f o r a catch.

3 screens down f o r 4 . 5 passes t o 4 at the elbow.

Huskers
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Frame 3

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5 2

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Jungle Will Chicago


DHO Sets
Jungle Will Chicago
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Frame 1

3
2
5

1 dribble pushes 2 t o the corner before passing t o 5 at the


left elbow. On 5's catch, he turns t o the weakside where 4
goes and screens x 2 . 5 dribbles at 2 f o r a DHO.

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AI Hammer
Hammer Action
AI Hammer

AI Hammer

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Frame 1

Frame 2

2
1
Misdirection AI action with 1 passing t o 2 moving t o the
right.

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2
4
1

3 drives the ball t o the baseline. 5 sets a weakside flare t o


free 2's d r i f t t o the corner.

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TD Step Hammer
Hammer Action
TD Step Hammer

TD Step Hammer

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Frame 1

Frame 2

5
4

4
2
5

3
1

1
1 dribbles at 5 who dives backdoor. 1 passes t o 5 lifting up.

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4 sprints t o set a side ball screen, 3 drives away f r o m the


ball screen. 5 sets a flare f o r 2 t o move t o the corner.

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Cornell Grizz
Ball Screen Actions
Cornell Grizz

Cornell Grizz

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San Antonio Spurs

Frame 1

Frame 2

5
2

3
1

3
4

1 passes t o 2 and cuts same side corner.

2 passes t o 4 and cuts over the t o p o f 5 (hoping t o r u b x5).

Cornell Grizz
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Frame 3

2
5
1
3
4

5 moves t o set a step-up screen f o r 1 . 4 fills behind as 5


rolls hard t o the rim.

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Ram Fan
Ball Screen Actions
Ram Fan

Ram Fan

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San Antonio Spurs

Frame 1

Frame 2

5
1 4

2
1

2 screens 4 t o screen f o r 1 .

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Deep BS with 1 & 4 . 5 sets a flare f o r 2 .