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San Antonio Spurs Cross Pin ATO

The San Antonio Spurs ran this sideline out-of-bounds play during Game 6 of the 2014 Western Conference Finals vs the OKC Thunder. Ginobili (1) did a tremendous job selling his cut off 2 (creating small separation) before sprinting off the screen from Duncan (5) for the catch & shoot 3-poiner.

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Miami Heat Elbow Weak

In an effort to spark their sluggish start to Game of the 2014 EC-Finals, the Miami Heat ran this quick hitter for Ray Allen (2).

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Brooklyn Nets ATO Need 3 #NBAPlayoffs

Down 3 at the end of Game 5 of the 2014 EC Semi-Finals, Jason Kidd drew up this sideline out-of-bounds play for the Brooklyn Nets. This was a great action which incorporated multiple screen the screener actions. However, Johnson (4) was unable to get a shot off as Miami deflected the ball out-of-bounds on the catch.

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Oklahoma City Thunder ATO Loop #NBAPlayoffs

In the closing seconds of their Game 5 victory over the LA Clippers (2014 WC Semi-Finals), Thunder head coach Scott Brooks drew up this BLOB which resulted in Westbrook (1) being fouled taking a 3-pointer. Only down 2 points, I was somewhat baffled when Westbrook decided not to attempt the game tying lay-up but rather dribble out and take the contested 3-pointer (which resulted in 3 points because of the foul).

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Washington Wizards ATO Pick & Roll #NBAPlayoffs

In their Game 4 loss in the 204 EC Semi-Finals, the Washington Wizards ran this ATO action late in the 4th quarter in attempt to tie the game. This simple action is extremely effective because it gives your team multiple scoring options to counter any defensive counters.

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