Basketball I.Q. 5 in 5 Coach/Player Edition #1

Answer Yes, No, Maybe or Don’t know for each question

  1. Team A secures a defensive rebound. Team A has a 10 point lead and there is 2 minutes left in the game. A1 throws an outlet pass to start a fast break. Is A1 correct?
  2. Team A secures a defensive rebound. Team A has a 10 point lead. There is 2 minutes left in the game. A5 hasn’t scored so when the ball is passed to him he shoots a three pointer. Is A5 correct?
  3. Team A secures a defensive rebound. Team A has a 10 point lead and there is 2 minutes left in the game. Team B has 2 team fouls. B1 fouls A1. Is B1 correct?
  4. Team A secures a defensive rebound. Team A has a 10 point lead and there is 2 minutes left in the game. B2 fouls A2 intentionally. Is B2 correct?
  5. Team A secures a defensive rebound. Team A has a 10 point lead. There is 2 minutes left in the game. The Team A coach calls a time out so that he/she can get all of the reserves who haven’t played into the game. Is the Team A coach correct?

ANSWERS
TIME & SCORE DICTATE ACTION. Team A has a considerable lead which they should protect. There is no need to push the action or take a quick shot.
1. No
2. No

Team B would have to commit 5 fouls before they reach the bonus and would use considerable time fouling. There are other preferred strategies.
3. No

An intentional foul is committed and should be called giving Team A 2 shots AND the ball. Clearly there is no advantage in this even though it stops the clock.
4. No

While 10 points is a considerable lead, 2 minutes is a long time in a basketball game. Inserting players that haven’t had any floor time at this point could spell disaster.
5. No

EXTRA CREDIT:
Which of the following strategies would you use to win this game?
Why?
What would you do?
Deny: Do not allow the offensive player to dribble or make a pass. If played properly, a closely guarded call can get the ball back.
Double: two defensive players pressure the ball handler. If played properly, this should created a closely guarded call, a turnover or an opportunity to steal the ball.
Takeaway: Attempt to steal the ball whether the offensive player is holding, dribbling or passing the ball. If played properly, the defensive player will make the steal or the pressure will cause a turnover.

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    NEW! Coach/Player Edition of Basketball I.Q. 5 In 5

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