Explain One Play: Warriors Triangle-and-2, Box-and-1 and other exotic defenses against Durant and Harden
Plus a trip down painful memory lane
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I received quite a few requests to look at the Warriors defense in the big win against the Brooklyn Nets, 2021.11.16.GSW-BRK. On the broadcast they mentioned triangle-and-two, and some people were wondering what that meant. So I'm going to look at nice sampling of the different defensive schemes that GSW used against Kevin Durant and James Harden’s Nets.
We’ll see box-and-one (and its pro origins in the 2019 NBA Finals), triangle-and-two, and inverted drop coverage with standard weak low man rotation. Co-starring Stephen Curry, Otto Porter Jr, Jonathan Kuminga, Damion Lee, Andre Iguodala, and Gary Payton II. Also with James Harden and Kevin Durant.
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