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Video: Spurs’ Danny Green’s game winner to beat Lakers

Nov 14, 2012, 7:59 AM EDT

It is what the Spurs do in the regular season that other teams cannot match — execution.

With the game on the line they just try to isolate their best player one-on-one, they ran a play.

Don’t be distracted by the ball out top, which goes from Tony Parker to Tim Duncan to Kawhi Leonard, instead watch what happens on the baseline. Green starts out near the left corner, runs to the right block to set a back-pick for Stephen Jackson, and by this point Duncan has slid down to the right block and sets another screen for Green. Green popped free out off that and Kobe hesitated for a second, Green got to the three-point line and made an in rhythm catch-and-shoot three for the win.

It’s a great play design, as we discussed. But the key is execution, just not a lot of teams would pull it off that cleanly, especially not in the eighth game of a young season.

  1. progress2011 - Nov 14, 2012 at 8:15 AM

    SPLASH….Get alll 3 of these, in yo face… Wanna-Be-Like-Mike !!!! Aahhhahhhah

    Hero ball lost again ! Jacking up all that GARBAGE !

    It makes the FAKER crowd yell to see dude attempt to mimic MJ but after 17 years, he still hasn’t learned to play TEAM BALL.

    This is when SHAQ (the MVP of the 1st 3 chips, while kobe got him water) would back-hand him and tell him……



    • hickoryhigh - Nov 14, 2012 at 10:48 AM

      man promdress, calling them Fakers instead of Lakers is sooooooooooooo funny

    • logneezy - Nov 14, 2012 at 12:02 PM

      let me guess, you must love lebron james.. who needs to move to miami in order to win a championship. shut your mouth, you know nothing

      • progress2011 - Nov 14, 2012 at 2:18 PM

        Hickory Hillbilly,

        1. Fake dude that wants to be MJ – Dude has spent his ENTIRE adult life, Faking he is another grown man.
        2. Fake folk….everyone claims to be working on a movie or a record deal
        3. Fake economy, city is in shambles/ bankrupt but folk claim to be multi-millionaires
        4. Fake championships won by swindling the league to help them get the best players for FREE (Pau Gasol).
        5. Fake calls by the refs to help win chips…watch the tape(s)

        etc. etc. etc. etc. ……Those are just a FEW reasons why non-biased fans call the organization FAKE !!!

        They are the Yankee’s of basketball. My team is whatever team SPANKING them that night !


  2. skids003 - Nov 14, 2012 at 8:49 AM

    Wasn’t there 19 seconds left? I can’t beleive the great Kobe didn’t come down and jack up another game winner.

  3. ragingmouse - Nov 14, 2012 at 9:33 AM

    Team ball vs ball hogs who don’t want to play defense.

    Spurs win…

  4. realninerfan22 - Nov 14, 2012 at 9:38 AM

    Team ball dont win you titles, Superstars win you titles. Team balls just gets u a first round exit

    • progress2011 - Nov 14, 2012 at 2:23 PM

      This is just the most idiotic comment in the history of sports talk….

      I understand we are not talking about anything that matters (healthcare, the economy, jobs etc)…but even talking about sports should require some type of common sense.

      If Team ball doesn’t win chips….what the heck do you think Dallas was doing when they swept the lakers a year ago.

      What do you think Miami was doing. LBJ is a “superstar” but he does not play HERO BALL like Fake MJ.

      There is a difference. Please read more.

  5. paulhargis53 - Nov 14, 2012 at 10:02 AM

    10-11 Mavericks
    07-08 Celtics
    06-07 Spurs
    04-05 Spurs
    03-04 Pistons
    02-03 Spurs

    All of the above played team ball.
    All of the above won titles playing team ball.

    Kind of blows your 1st round exit theory out of the water, doesn’t it.

    There is an old saying. “There’s more than 1 way to skin a cat.”

    BTW, Kobe playing “superstar” ball has leaf to a 4-0 sweep and a 4-1 beat down in the Lakers last 2 second round exits….

    • broncobeta - Nov 14, 2012 at 11:29 AM

      07-08 Celtics… weren’t a Superstar team? Really? C’mon man.

      • progress2011 - Nov 14, 2012 at 2:29 PM


        You are confusing the issue. Its not if they were a team of Superstars.

        The issue is ” HERO BALL”.

        HERO BALL – is when one of the Superstars becomes a self centered, maniacal, ego-maniac and wants all the glory for himself.

        This is the one of the main differences between educated ball players like Bird, Magic, Isiah Thomas, Julius Erving, MJ, LBJ, Durant etc, etc, etc
        kobe….who is why the term HERO BALL has become so prevalent. It describes his style of play.

    • zacksdad - Nov 14, 2012 at 11:40 AM


      You always call out LakerLuver. But if you are going to call out Kobe, do it when he played bad not good. Here are his stats:

      FG: 12-19
      3Pt: 2-4
      FT: 2-2
      +/-: +10
      Reb: 4
      Ast: 8
      Pts: 28

      He led both teams in points, assists, and FG %. He was second in +/-. So as much as you call out LakerLuver for spewing out love for the lakers with bad facts, you look just as bad spewing out hate for Kobe with bad facts. I rarely read either of your comments based on both of blinded hate/love relationship. You 2 need to get a room and leave commenting to logical people.

      Btw, I am a Laker fan and I believe they will get to at least the Western Conference Finals. No second round exit this year.

  6. thesixersbench - Nov 14, 2012 at 10:07 AM

    Paging LakerLuver and bozosforall….paging Lakerluver and bozosforall…

  7. spthegr8 - Nov 14, 2012 at 10:48 AM

    C’mon ” TROLLS”, you can do better then that!!!! ” In yo face”????? Who are you Eddie Murphy in coming to america, In da face, he put it in de face?? Did you get in the hot tub time machine and go back in time and look up 1980 basketball trash talk??? How original of you too come up with that all by yourself. As I said b4″ GARDEN VARIETY @ BEST!!!!!!!!!! LAME!!!!!!!!

  8. paulhargis53 - Nov 14, 2012 at 12:09 PM

    Bronco: They played TEAM BALL!!!

    They didn’t have one guy dominate the ball EVERY game.

    What don’t you get about that? Do you know what team basketball even is?

  9. kavika6 - Nov 15, 2012 at 3:22 AM

    Kobe was taken out of the last play by the excellent defense of second year player Kawhi Leonard.

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