FanPost

How to win against Orlando

There is one word to say this: RUN. When we have a good number of fast break points, we win. Take it to Dwight Howard, may be he won't get into foul trouble, but at least make him conscious of fouls. Tire out dwight howard, and make him move his feet on defense and make him work for everything on offense. I do not particularly want to double team dwight because Orlando has too many shooters to worry about, but i'd rather have hortford play him straight up and play some one on one defense. I honestly trust hortford that much. also a lot of the reason was because of jameer nelson running the pick and roll pretty effectively. i think they need to learn how to stop that particular pick and roll. Also, don't foul him..... I mean it's a great strategy to foul him, but the hawks fouled him too many times in the last game. he took 18 free throws, which is absolutely absurd. also, do your work early. front him and make him get the ball further than he is comfortable with. many players just give up. don't get me wrong, he's going to get the ball but when you make every little thing hard for him, those things build up. one block isn't going to change the game, but 20 poke aways will. it's really about the little things. i think the reason why the hawks lose is because dwight has such a huge presence in the lane, unlike any other defender. so make it hard for him and just take it to him. just straight up attack him and if he doesn't foul out tired him out. give it to hortford in the post and let him just bang with him down there. we have the depth now so just let our bigs bang him up. then on offense play our regular game, but may be a little more aggressive. i think the hawks lack the ability to draw fouls. also since dwight howard is a shot blocker, it's good to pump fake a lot. it either gets him in the air or it will freeze him up, over pump faking is not good though. we also need a lot of ball movement to get the defense moving. may be set up a lot of pick and rolls to get dwight howard moving a lot more than he would like to.


A FanPost expresses the opinion of the community member who wrote it and not that of the blog management.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Peachtree Hoops

You must be a member of Peachtree Hoops to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Peachtree Hoops. You should read them.

Join Peachtree Hoops

You must be a member of Peachtree Hoops to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Peachtree Hoops. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker