The best teams in the league have go-to plays that they run repeatedly in certain situations, and the Warriors, currently at the top of the league-wide standings, exemplify this better than most.
We got a look at the benefits of the “elevator doors” play a couple of seasons ago, and despite the coaching changes in Golden State, it’s one that remains in use today. In fact, the team called it on one of the final shots Klay Thompson made in his historic 37-point third quarter against the Kings just a couple of weeks back.
The latest example of the team’s wizardry comes via this baseline out of bounds play, where, as the defense focuses on protecting the paint and guarding against an easy two points at the rim, the Warriors simply pass it to a wide-open man in the corner, who is then in position to get up an uncontested, highly-efficient shot.
[via Lang Whitaker of NBA.com]