The Spurs trailed the Grizzlies by 3, with 22 seconds left, and had the ball on the sideline. Popovich and the Spurs are known for their "Hammer Action," which is a baseline drift play. After a zipper screen to get the ball inbounds, the Spurs designed a "Hammer Action." Behind Kawhi Leonard's drive, they set a down screen for Patty Mills. The misdirection put the Grizzlies into a defensive scramble. On the pass to Mills, Kawhi's defender left to help. Kawhi spaced to the corner, where Mills made the extra pass. This resulted in a wide open 3 for Kawhi Leonard, which tied the game. In the tough scenario of needing a 3, late in the game, the Spurs got the rare uncontested look. A great design, with tremendous execution. Despite Marc Gasol's game winning shot, handing the Spurs a loss, this was the obvious "Xs and Os Play of the Game!"
5 screens for 2
2 zipper cuts
1 passes to 2
4 cuts to high post
1 cuts to the opposite corner
5 sets a baseline screen for 3
3 comes off the screen to the wing
2 passes to 3
2 spaces to the opposite wing
5 relocates to set the "hammer screen."
3 drives baseline, showing the "hammer action."
4 sets a down screen for 2
2 comes off of the screen, behind drive from 3
3 passes to 2
3 spaces to the corner
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