Cleveland Cavaliers "Zipper Cross" - FastModel Sports

Published 04/23/2015 by Gibson Pyper Favorite Send to FastDraw Print Embed

About This Play/Drill

David Blatt has been adding new sets almost every single game throughout this season. To start the playoffs he added this new set "Zipper Cross" to try and get Kevin Love a post up in Game 1. Throughout Games 1 & 2 he then ran this set with different counters and options out of it, the main one being a high Pick & Roll for Kyrie Irving to attack out of. The set starts off with a Zipper cut (typically by Kyrie Irving) and then the bigs cross, looking to get Kevin Love to seal out of it. If the post is not open or if Blatt wants Kyrie to attack out of the Pick & Roll, the 5 man continues high and Love exits to the corner to space the floor. They have also ran this for Lebron to post & then counter that with him flashing to the Elbow for an isolation.

  • Basketball Play - Cleveland Cavaliers "Zipper Cross"
  • Basketball Play - Cleveland Cavaliers "Zipper Cross"
  • 1 cuts off zipper screen from 5 & 4, 3 passes to 1.

  • 1 passes back to 3 as 5 & 4 cross, 3 passes to 4 (Kevin Love) to get a post touch.