This action is a wrinkle on the popular NBA Hammer action by flooding the strong side with movement and screens. Most zipper actions are run to swing the ball across sides of the floor, so help defense will particularly fall into the trap after the zipper screen when the action returns to that strong side. That allows the hammer to be run to perfection. And with sharpshooter Danilo Gallinari as a screener, there's little opportunity to give help away from him. The Sixers help off Will Barton in the corner instead, and that allows Gallinari to get to the rim for the dunk!
1 (Augustin) dribbles up the sideline. 2 (Nelson) gets the ball off a zipper cut.
1 (Augustin) then sets a guard-to-guard ball screen on the wing for 2 (Nelson). As Nelson comes off, he gets a second screen from 5 (Faried). Nelson looks to get to the rim. 4 (Gallinari) then looks to screen the man that doesn't help at the rim, allowing 3 (Barton) to drift to the corner. Gallinari then runs to the rim after his back screen.
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