Most defenses are able to guard one screen at a time pretty easily, but when you start to put together multiple screens in a row it becomes a lot more difficult to guard. By making the big man’s defender help on the cross screen it opens up the play off of the down screen action. You must set good screens to make this basketball play work.
Play Name: Utah Jazz: Cross Screen Down Screen Basketball Play (07-08)
Similar Plays: Seffner Christian: Cross Screen/Down Screen Basketball Play, Houston Rockets: Ball Screen – Cross Screen/Down Screen Basketball Play (10-11), Chicago Bulls: Double Cross Screen Post Up Basketball Play
Play Goal: Get a layup off the cross screen or a jump shot off of the down screen for the four-man.
Play Tips: Wing coming off the cross screen needs to cut hard and really look to get the ball. Set good and legal screens. Don’t make the four four-man wait for the ball when he comes off the down screen.