Spurs need pick & roll to rock ‘n roll

Posted: June 5, 2012 in Basketball

NBA.com | Hang Time Blog



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SAN ANTONIO – The pick and roll was the primary weapon in their offense that carried the Spurs to 50 wins in the regular season and a 20-game winning streak through the first two games of the Western Conference finals.

Now, after back-to-back losses in OKC, the Spurs are hoping to pick the lock on the Thunder’s pick and roll defense in tonight’s critical Game 5.

“It’s been the same defense that started with the Clippers. They’re showing that big wall and trapping and stuff like that,” said point guard Tony Parker following Monday’s pregame shootaround. “I just have to keep playing, attacking and stay aggressive.

“The bigs are coming more up to make sure I don’t get that pocket shot. We were doing the same thing on Chris Paul, make sure don’t get any pocket shots. It has nothing to do with Thabo (Sefolosha). It’s…

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