Entries by Gibson Pyper

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Indiana Pacers | Maintaining the Advantage | Member Breakdown

Here is a really good look at how the Indiana Pacers created an early advantage, and then maintained that advantage throughout the possession. One of the things I love about the Pacers is how they play basketball with just looking to consistently keep pressure on the defense with simple concepts.

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Sets Breakdown: Charlotte Hornets vs Brooklyn Nets

The Brooklyn Nets beat the Charlotte Hornets behind DeAngelo Russel’s 40 point game, including scoring the last 12 points. We will look at my favorite sets and lessons from this game, with the video and the diagram breakdown. Charlotte Hornets “Chin Screen the Screener” The Hornets run this Chin action often as a basic ballscreen […]


Breakdown: Milwaukee Bucks vs Boston Celtics

    The Bucks and Celtics faced off after the All Star break, and the game was a great example of how defense can remain even though both teams were pretty rusty. I really likes what the Bucks tried to do against Kyrie and Horford, but the Celtics defense vs Giannis really stood out to […]

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Michigan State Primary & Secondary Break

Michigan State is one of the best teams in the country when it comes to transition offense. The force they attack with is amazing and constantly puts immediate pressure on the defense whether off a make or a miss. In this breakdown we will look at all of the options out of their primary break […]

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Breakdown: Duke vs Virginia Preview

Duke and Virginia square off again this Saturday, and the matchup is bigger than ever. Arguably the ACC regular season championship game, with Virginia’s lone loss coming at the hands of the Blue Devils. I broke down 3 main things for both Duke and Virginia with sets and schemes they had in the last matchup. […]

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Tennessee Motion Offense

Rick Barnes has been running Bob Mckilop's motion offense from Davidson for the last few years. When I first noticed them running it, my first inclination was to be skeptical about how effective it could be at the highest level. Tennesse runs it extremely well and it is obvious that Rick Barnes teaches his players very […]

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Breakdown: Kansas vs Kentucky

Kentucky took down Kansas through their length and size, and Kansas tried everything to stop them – including a Triangle & 2 defense. Kentucky does not run anything fancy, but it is very effective and impactful for the personnel Calipari has on a year to year basis. Bill Self has better X’s & O’s in […]