This is a very basic early offense option that Houston used against Dallas in the 1st round of the NBA Playoffs. The drag screen typically involves the point guard and one or both bigs, but here Josh Smith is the ballhandler and coming off of a screen from Dwight Howard to his strong left hand. The NBA 4 man is not used to defending the ballhandler in a P/R, and Howard rolls hard to the rim always looking for a lob, making this an extremely difficult cover for the defense. Shooters are spread in the corners to limit the ability of help defenders.
4 handles and 5 runs into a Drag P/R with 4. 1-2-3 are all shooters, limiting help ability. x4 is not used to defending on-ball in a P/R. If lob is not open, perfect left hand drive opportunity for Josh Smith.
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