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1-2-2 match-up situations
1-3-1 X-cuts


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See 1-2-2 vs 1-3-1.

4 and 5 x-cut on passes to the wings.

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The high post area is not considered a major threat.

X5 takes 4 but stays low with X1 on the ball.

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4 and 5 x-cut on the pass to 3, X5 stays with 4, X4 stays with 5 and comes ballside, X1 drops to help on the high post, X2 sinks weakside.

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X4 still has 5.

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If 1 passes to 2, X2 closes out, X5 comes ballside and stays with matchup 4, X3 sinks.

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2)

The high post is considered a threat so X5 comes high with X1 on the ball.

On an x-cut, X5 can stay high (switching match-ups with X4), or stay with 4 who dives.

Hoop Tactics - the match-up zone defends basket cuts by switching. However, on certain cuts defenders can stay with cutters and just interchange roles (assignments) instead of switching. This makes defending certain cuts much easier and can be very confusing to the offence. It does result in players having to play multiple positions within the match-up zone.

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1 passes to 3, 4 and 5 x-cut, X4 switches to 4 diving, X5 takes 5 replacing.

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X1 and X5 pinch the high post.

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On the x-cut, X5 stays with 4 and X4 stays with 5.

Hoop Tactics - when X4 and X5 are similar type players, instead of switching match-ups they change roles, defender X5 stays with 4 and becomes the baseline defender, X4 becomes the high post defender.

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Match-ups.

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