Film Room: Episode 4

“Film Room” is a segment on The Basketball Dictionary which breaks down random game clips via narration to dissect every component of a play. The idea is to demonstrate how small decisions — both by players and coaches — make a large impact on the outcome of possessions. A lot of terminology will be used, including much of what is already covered on the Dictionary itself.

Today’s episode explores the importance of taking the right angles and creating proper spacing both from an offensive and defensive perspective. Specifically, the play below demonstrates this in the context of closeouts and the pick-and-roll.