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Defending
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a) Downscreens

Start with defenders following their men around screens (get on the outside hip if they get hung up), can then progress to other ways of defending, e.g., gapping on the weakside.

2 and 3 downscreen for 5 and 4, X4 and X5 chase, X2 and X3 hedge/show to buy time for their teammates.

Ball pressure is very important in a game, because cutters will be open.

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Coach passes to 4 (or 5), 5 downscreens for 2. X5 jumps to the ball, opens up, slides down, he is the help if 4 drives, he talks to X4. X2 sees the screen coming, he doesn't need X5 to tell him.

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4 passes to 2 and downscreens for 3.

After three passes, an attacker can shoot off the pass (can't penetrate).

See Pistons downscreens.

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b) Backscreens

Same drill with backscreens. Defenders of the cutters jam and chase (no shortcuts), defenders of the screeners have to bump the cutters.

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