The Passing Game, Vol. 10: Ball moves faster than man

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Welcome to The Passing Game, where we simply take the time to glorify the dimes being thrown all around us.

Here was some great passing from over the weekend.

The Grizzlies did a great job of beating Miami’s exaggerating defense with the pass to get a lay up. Mike Conley drew a second defender on a corner drive, which made it advantage offense for Memphis. Conley hit a trailing Marc Gasol who made the most important swing pass right to Matt Barnes in the corner, who finds Zac Randolph inside for an easy bucket because the Heat are out of position and couldn’t move faster than the ball.

Great passers are most often ambidextrous, as is Steph Curry, who threads the needle between to defenders to Andre Iguodala in transition. 

The Suns execute a double alley-oop with the extra pass made by Eric Bledsoe mid-air to Jon Leuer for the lob.

Nothing like Kevin Love and LeBron James being able to score on made baskets without needing a dribble. 

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Martin is the Founder, Chief Editor, and Head Skills Development Trainer for Basketball Society. He has work experience in digital media and marketing, radio, and journalism. Currently, he does freelance work as a videographer and content creator. He has been featured as a writer on sites such as Def Pen, TV Film News, All Hip-Hop, and more. Martin played high school basketball at South Brunswick High School (NJ) where he graduated in 2007. He is a 1,000-point scorer at SBHS and an All-Middlesex County performer as a 3-year varsity starter. He helped lead SBHS to their first-ever Central Jersey Group 4 sectional state championship in 2007. Martin played college basketball at Eastern University, where he graduated (BA, Communications) in 2012. Martin was a four-year starter and a 1,000-point scorer at EU. Follow Martin on Twitter @Marsoaries and on Instagram @martin_soaries

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