At the end of the 2nd quarter of their final preseason game against the New Orleans Pelicans, the Miami Heat ran this set to Gerald Green to get to the rim for a wide open lay-up. Green came off the wing ball screen attacking the rim, but also had options to pass to a cutting Josh McRoberts or shooters on the perimeter spotting up. This is really good action for an end of shot clock or end of quarter type of set, to get one of your best penetrators and athletes attacking the rim, or if the defense collapses on penetration, a kick out for an open 3-pointer.
***Action started at 10 seconds left on the clock***
1 dribbles toward the middle of the floor. 4 cuts through and stops momentarily at the right block, then cuts out to the corner. 5 walks up the lane toward the elbow area. 3 cuts to the wing to receive the pass from 1. 2 rotates up to the wing. After passing to 3, 1 cuts through to the opposite corner.
As 1 is cutting through to the corner (after passing to 3) 5 sprints to a wing ball screen for 3. 4 can cut to the basket on 3's penetration, or spot up in the corner.
1st Option: 3 uses 5's ball screen and penetrates to the rim to score.
2nd Option: 3 kicks out to 2, 1, or 4 spotting up for the open shot on the perimeter.
3rd Option: 3 passes to 4 cutting to the rim, or 5 rolling back to the rim after setting the ball screen.
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