Shoot & Hustle
‘Partner Passing’ encourages shooters to hustle after their own shots as the partner sprints to a perimeter shooting spot. MORE
The Miami Heat shift most of the action to the right side of the floor to allow Ray Allen an opening in the left corner for a 3-pointer
WHY USE THIS 3-POINTER PLAY
A perfectly executed sideline out-of-bounds play opens an area for a shooter to receive a good look at a 3-pointer.
The player you want to shoot the ball takes it out of bounds (for Miami, this is Ray Allen). Two players are positioned at the elbows with one player on the ball-side block and another at the top of the set.
HOW TO PLAY
The strong-side elbow player turns and screens for the player on the baseline. The baseline player uses the screen and curls to the perimeter toward the ball. The player at the top clears to the strong-side corner . After throwing the ball into play, the shooter curls around the top of the set, comes off a high screen and is open in the left corner . The ball handler attacks the middle then left side of the lane and kicks a pass to the corner for the 3-pointer .
Be sure the ball handler knows how to attack the lane. By doing so, the defender guarding the shooter in the corner is forced into a decision – stay home on the shooter or help on the penetration. Once the defender leaves the shooter in the corner, the pass is made.