Video Breakdown: Cavaliers run Hammer Get action with LeBron to get Kevin Love 3-pointer


The Cleveland Cavaliers just narrowly beat the Indiana Pacers in Game 1 on Saturday. LeBron James, Kevin Love, and Kyrie Irving eked out a 109-108 victory.

Part of that win was this play the Cavaliers ran early in the first quarter. If you’re familiar with the San Antonio Spurs and their Hammer action — and I hope you are, since we broke down the Hammer here on NBC Sports for you earlier in the season — you’ll be familiar with this play.

Cleveland ran what’s called a “Get” with a guard coming up from below the free-throw line to get a handoff from a post player at the elbow. They mixed in the Hammer action on the weak side of the play, and voila.

The Hammer Get.

Watch the full video breakdown above to see how the Cavaliers got a sneaky 3-pointer for Kevin Love on a Tristan Thompson screen.