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ATTACKING THE SHOCKERS' DEFENSE
They're going to play zone, they're going to trap out of it, they're going to full-court press, they're going to play man-to-man, they're going to try to shrink the floor, play gap help, make you give up the basketball. The one big thing is that you have to drive. You cannot settle for jump shots.
Malcolm Armstead. He's shooting the ball very well, he makes them go in transition and he's a great passer.
WHEN THE CARDINALS HAVE THE BALL
You must pick up early, and your bigs must sprint back on every change of possession. They mix it up in the half-court with multiple ball screens, back screens—and when everything breaks down, they'll go to a flat-ball screen for Peyton Siva or Russ Smith. They'll kill you with second-shot opportunities, especially Chane Behanan.
ATTACKING THE CARDINALS' DEFENSE
You've got to attack their press to score. You must have three ballhandlers. If you don't, it's like blood in the water for sharks. They're going to keep grabbing and fouling. If you don't score off the press, make them guard. Don't take hurried, bad shots.