Video Breakdown: Warriors run crafty Floppy ATO to get Stephen Curry wide open 3 vs. Cavs


Steve Kerr returned to the bench to coach the Warriors to a Game 2 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals on Sunday, and his return was marked by a great set halfway through the first quarter as the Warriors came back from a break in the action.

It was a standard sideline out of bounds play (SLOB) and wound up using what’s called Floppy action. Floppy can mean a lot of things, but it’s usually a reference to when guards cross or run across screens at the baseline.

The play Kerr drew up with a little more than seven minutes left in the first quarter showed once again how the Warriors can use their own knowledge of an opponents’ desire to stop them from the 3-point line against them.

This time it was a set where two players — Kyrie Irving and J.R. Smith — overplayed Klay Thompson on the near corner only to leave Stephen Curry wide open on the opposite corner.

Watch the full video breakdown above.