Ibaka Effective In Defending Ginobili On Pick-And-Roll
The Thunder made a highly effective adjustment in having Serge Ibaka defend Manu Ginobili on the pick-and-roll. Gregg Popovich said it was even a bigger move than having Thabo Sefolosha guard Tony Parker.
Oklahoma City held the Spurs to just 39.5 percent shooting in Game 3.
“You can’t have one guy on a great player and just give him the same coverage,” Scott Brooks said. “Our pick-and-roll defense was very good against probably the best pick-and-roll offense. It’s a team defense, and everybody was active and engaged.”