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DenButsu
01-13-2011, 10:23 AM
You may be familiar with Sebastian Pruiti's blog NBAPlaybook.com (it's on the truehoop network). Last night he was just raving on twitter about the greatness of one play drawn up by Popovich and executed to perfection by the Spurs, to seal their victory.

There doesn't seem to be much discussion of, or at least many threads based on play calling in the NBA here at PSD. Pruiti claims, "This has to be the best “set” play of the season so far, and it really doesn’t have any challengers yet."

Check his post here, with screen caps and video to illustrate what's going on:

http://nbaplaybook.com/2011/01/13/a-beautiful-play-by-gregg-popovich-puts-the-game-away/

It's well worth checking out on its own merit, and if anyone remembers (or sees from here on out) any other great set plays, I thought it would be good to have a place people could post about them. So, know any other good ones? (I'm working on it, but I'm a Nuggets fan, and George Karl doesn't have too many so-called "set plays"...).

Raoul Duke
01-13-2011, 11:46 AM
Wow. That play was laugh-out-loud good.

njnets
01-13-2011, 01:49 PM
terrific play. i love me some good organized basketball plays, and it even better to watch them get executed perfectly. its a thing of beauty.

DenButsu
01-14-2011, 05:03 AM
Here are a couple more really good ones.


Keith Smart/Warriors
http://nbaplaybook.com/2010/12/22/golden-state-sends-their-game-into-overtime/


Doc Rivers/Cs
http://nbaplaybook.com/2011/01/06/quick-hitter-doc-sets-up-ray-allen-again/

shep33
01-14-2011, 05:16 AM
Remember the Christmas game with LA... Although LA was playing like crap before and after that game for a while, in the game vs the Heat, the opening tip that resulted in an oop was a set play for the Lakers. Very nice play.

DenButsu
01-14-2011, 05:24 AM
Remember the Christmas game with LA... Although LA was playing like crap before and after that game for a while, in the game vs the Heat, the opening tip that resulted in an oop was a set play for the Lakers. Very nice play.

Was it Odom who put it in? I think I remember that one.

210Don
01-14-2011, 05:25 AM
pop is so great coming out of timeouts. i never worry when we come out of a to. its almost a guaranteed basket. what a awesome play

zo#33
01-14-2011, 07:22 AM
I remember this one. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Q6vM-Pxll0

Great play by Doc

And Ive seen the Hawks do this one alot http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpSzIWlQTN4

bholly
01-14-2011, 07:33 AM
The Spurs play in the OP is genius. Thanks, DenButsu. Looking forward to more of this as the thread grows.

kdspurman
01-14-2011, 10:03 AM
That play was run beautfully... Here's another one by the Spurs however this was not coach pop's call. Popovich had been ejected so assistant coach mike budenholzer was replacing him. ANother great call.


http://nbaplaybook.com/2010/12/04/a-slipped-screen-clinches-the-game-for-the-spurs/

DLeeicious
01-14-2011, 11:38 AM
4 seconds left down 2 this was my favorite set play from Thibs thus far...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFX7VRwMzb8

KnicksorBust
01-14-2011, 12:25 PM
I literally can't wait to put this in with my team today. Do I call it "Pop", "Duncan" or something generic?

Foye
01-14-2011, 12:38 PM
Hopefully Kurt Rambis reads this thread. Our set plays of the season look like this: Inbound the ball to Beasley at the halfcourt and see if he can do it 1 vs. 5.

jetsfan28
01-14-2011, 04:01 PM
I feel like it's not even worth talking about because Pop does this constantly. Somehow, he's underrated in that regard, great at diagramming plays.

jetsfan28
01-14-2011, 04:13 PM
That play was run beautfully... Here's another one by the Spurs however this was not coach pop's call. Popovich had been ejected so assistant coach mike budenholzer was replacing him. ANother great call.


http://nbaplaybook.com/2010/12/04/a-slipped-screen-clinches-the-game-for-the-spurs/

Either they have practiced that, or Richard Jefferson is amazing. Perfectly timed cut.

td0tsfinest
01-14-2011, 04:30 PM
Wow. That was a beautiful play.

kdspurman
01-14-2011, 07:07 PM
Either they have practiced that, or Richard Jefferson is amazing. Perfectly timed cut.

While Jefferson is a good player, let's not get it confused that's how the play was drawn up lol. Execution was very important to make that happen, so in that regard he was amazing at cutting at the right time.