Breaking Down a San Antonio Spurs Inbound Play

The San Antonio Spurs' march through the 2012 NBA season was as successful as it was because of great team play, great strategy and a workmanlike effort that didn't wow the highlight reels but did enough to rack up a whole bunch of victories.

Here's one such play, used in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals against the Oklahoma City Thunder. In this play, sixth man Manu Ginobili veered around two screens at the high post and darted toward the basket, taking the inbound pass in stride for an easy layup. It's a simple play that can work in all levels of basketball.

With plays like this executed to perfection, the Spurs managed to win Game 1 against Oklahoma City, their 19th victory in a row dating back to the regular season.

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