Clear Out For Kyrie Irving

If he has the ball, it's already over. Kyrie Irving is going to score. It's just a matter of how. Everything flows from the simple fact that he can make a jumper from anywhere on the floor, whenever he wants. There's not much anyone can do to stop him. Each movement that occurs before he rises … [Read more...]

Raptors Fail to Execute on Kyrie Irving’s Game-Winner

Looking back at last night's game-winning three pointer by Kyrie Irving caught my attention for a few reasons. The magnificence of Kyrie Irving is undeniable and at this early stage of his career, Irving showing the guts and cold-bloodedness to pull up for three with his team down only two … [Read more...]

Boston’s Veteran Defense Stops Atlanta’s Trickery

The Celtics may have lost to the Hawks in double overtime on Friday night, but Boston was able to send the game to overtime because of their stifling defense on the final possession of regulation Let’s take a look at how they did it. For the the final play of regulation the Hawks had the ball out … [Read more...]

3-Point Play: Late Game Offense

Welcome back to The 3-Point Play, a semi-regular recurring feature here at HoopChalk. Every so often, I’ll take a quick look at sets from three different teams that have something in common. Rather than devoting a separate post to each of them, they’ll all be grouped together here. Today, we’ve got … [Read more...]

Peeling Back The Layers On Draymond Green’s Game Winner

The Golden State Warriors beat the Miami Heat on the strength of a beautifully designed set play that was notable for multiple reasons. First, as Couper Moorhead of pointed out on Twitter, was that the Warriors actually ran the same exact set earlier in the game. The play the Warriors used … [Read more...]