FILM STUDY – Jazz defending Kevin Durant

Defending Durant
Durant’s 22 shot attempts
1) CJ Miles – left wing off a pick 18 footer – wide open – GOOD
2) CJ Miles – left block fadeaway 8 footer – contested – MISS
3) CJ Miles – isolation straight away 16 footer– contested – MISS
4) CJ Miles – catch and drive to rim – Dunk – GOOD
5) Transition – easy – uncontested to the rim – layup – GOOD
6) D. Carroll – Right angle catch and shot 16 feet – open – MISS
7) D. Carroll – isolation 1 on 1 from top 8 footer– contested – MISS
8) Transition – open floor – uncontested to the rim – MISS
9) CJ Miles – cross screen left block 3 footer – uncontested – MISS
10) CJ Miles – floater in the lane – open from 6 feet– MISS – good help from Jefferson
11) Hayward – right side isolation 16 footer – contested – MISS
12) CJ Miles- fake right go left 22 footer – wide open – GOOD
13) CJ Miles – right wing pop out for 3 – contested – MISS
14) CJ Miles – left wing three unguarded – uncontested – GOOD
15) CJ Miles – top of the key 18 footer – uncontested – GOOD
16) CJ Miles – deep three angle left – uncontested – MISS
17) Millsap – straight away pull up three – contested – MISS
18) Hayward – hard drive from the top to rim – contested – MISS
19) Hayward – drive forced into 8 foot fadeaway – contested – MISS
20) Hayward – off screen curl to right wing 18 footer – uncontested – MISS
21) Jefferson – off in bound late game forced three point – contested – MISS
22) Hayward – pull up three from right wing – contested – MISS

Durant also shot 6 free throws and I don’t have the data from where those came from

Durant ‘s 6 turnovers
1) Durant drive falls and turns ankle – good help by Jefferson
2) Tinsley steal in the back court.
3) Durant drive Harris comes to help and CJ steals
4) Durant drive left wing – Jefferson takes a charge
5) Durant in post CJ reach around creates a steal
6) Durant drive off pick and roll and Hayward forces spin into Millsap charge.

Findings
• When Durant drove he ran into trouble. He went 1 for 4 shooting on drive and committed 4 turnovers. That is super help defense from the Jazz players.
• Against Hayward, Durant was 0 for 5 shooting with 4 of the five shots contested.
• Against Carroll, Durant went 0 for 2 with 1 open and 1 contested.
• Against CJ Miles, Durant committed three turnovers and shot 5 for 11 with only 3 of those 11 shots contested.
• One of the big plays of the night was when the Thunder went small and didn’t take advantage of Millsap guarding Durant.