Seattle’s Double Trouble
Posted Mar 18 2005 8:48AM
Each month, Step Up to LamisilAT and take a closer look at how NBA teams are stepping up their play on the court. Read the play description below, then check out a Flash animation and actual game video and analysis from NBA TV to see how the action unfolds on the floor.
After warming up with a 2-6 record in the preseason, the Sonics stepped up when the games started to count and, winning 13 of their first 15 games, the team's best start since going 14-1 to open the 1993-94 season. Seattle ranks first in team three-point field goal percentage, connecting on 38.3 percent, with three SuperSonics ranking among the NBA's top 10 in three-pointers made: Allen, Lewis and reserve forward Vladimir Radmanovic.
Once Ray Allen (34) cuts to the basket, Evans (30) and Collison (4) set a double staggered screen for Luke Ridnour (8), who cuts off the screen and receives the pass from Rashard Lewis (7).
Ray Allen (34) reads the defense and changes direction. Nick Collison (4) and Reggie Evans (30) set a double screen for Allen (34) who cuts out to the left corner. Luke Ridnour (8) passes to Allen (34) for the three-point shot.