LAZY Defense On Steph Curry ENDS WITH THIS

  • Published: 21 May 2018
  • The Houston Rockets showed everybody how to lose by 41 points in the playoffs. And all it took was playing lazy defense on the best shooter in the history of the NBA.
    What up everybody my name is Stefan and this is Heat Check.
    Let’s break down all the lazy defensive possessions that allowed Curry to have a monster game.
    Right off the bat, early on in the game, Capela is switched on Curry and actually does a good job both containing him as well as recovering on Iguodala.
    But notice how Ariza just stops playing instead of picking up Steph while he continues to move out to the corner and gets a wide open three.
    Right here again Ariza shows lack of aggression getting over the screen and watches Curry just walk past him. Once he picks up some speed however, Capela can’t get to him and that’s another easy basket.
    The lack of communication between the Rockets defenders here, has them neither switching nor staying on their man, and that allows Steph to simply fake the screen and get himself an open lane for the layup.
    Are these possessions not examples of lazy defense? You cannot expect to win a game against the Warriors playing like this. As crazy as it is, there’s much more of this.
    Chris Paul can not deny the pass here, and not only that but he also commits a lazy and silly holding foul for an easy And 1 opportunity after getting blown by.
    This might be the perfect play to make everything clear. Harden casually walks the ball and delivers a lazy pass that gets intercepted. As Iguadala starts the break, Curry does the textbook thing of trailing the play while look at how lackadaisical Ariza is getting back on defense.
    That allows Steph to get yet another easy basket on the follow.
    I was extremely confused by Houston’s approach in a pivotal playoff game, as they allowed Curry to get easy layups, with some simple drives and cuts to the basket.
    I believe that the nail in the coffin for the Rockets was this obviously lazy closeout from Chris Paul. He barely walked around the screen as the shot was already up.
    And after making this three, the lead balooned to 17 points and Steph Curry had his groove and his confidence at a high level.
    From that point on, you could see him dancing on Harden and dropping the dagger on him, doing the shimmy, and even running his mouth a little bit, yelling out things like:
    Playing like this, the Rockets don’t stand any chance against Golden State, and they will have to come out with a lot more energy and intensity on defense.
    Offensively we saw those 10 second isolations again which of course hurt them similar to game 1.
    Game 4 is do or die for Houston as I don’t believe that they can dig themselves out of a 3-1 hole against one of the best offensive teams in the history of the league.
    Let me know in the comments who you got?
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Comments • 382

  • Jan Jezierski
    Jan Jezierski  3 months back

    These old videos are just as well-prepared and thought out as the new ones! Gotta check the rest of them out 🔥🔥

    • Mike Lee
      Mike Lee  5 months back

      It's their teams scheme for defence, not ariza being lazy. Its a switching defence where you pick up the man closest to you instead of chasomg around screens

      • Paul Yummy
        Paul Yummy  7 months back

        Steph makes them look stupid

        • Kien Le
          Kien Le  8 months back

          Imagine if GSW has Kawhi the Klaw...

          • Kien Le
            Kien Le  8 months back

            Imagine if GSW has Kawhi the Klaw...

            • Moses Chan
              Moses Chan  9 months back

              KD and GSW just fuck up the NBA. They keeping fucking, then the whole NBA become their fucking house, but with no audiences. The good news is LA is going to fuck this fucking up!

              • ronaidu99
                ronaidu99  10 months back

                Curry doesn’t swear

                • joebill48
                  joebill48  10 months back

                  well done. I heard Steph does 500 shots a day (maybe not weekends). How do you compete with that?

                  • Greg Kling
                    Greg Kling  11 months back

                    Harden will NEVER be on a championship team. NEVER. He's a one trick offense first player. He is amazing on offense. But he plays Chris Mullin matador defense. Dude is a "me" player. Never will win a title

                    • Oskar Schmidt
                      Oskar Schmidt  11 months back

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                      • Joseph Lebie
                        Joseph Lebie  11 months back

                        Nba is rigged duh 🙄

                        • John Sladko
                          John Sladko  11 months back

                          Magnum pi

                          • Tin Lorizo
                            Tin Lorizo  12 months back

                            Your voice is not irritating which is a very good thing for me. 😊

                            • mdot dominguez
                              mdot dominguez  12 months back

                              Lazy D my ass, Curry out hustled then! All day long Sergio!

                              • KILLER CROSSOVER
                                KILLER CROSSOVER  1 years back

                                Kyrie can destroy steph anytime

                                • James Bryce
                                  James Bryce  1 years back


                                  • James Bryce
                                    James Bryce  1 years back

                                    Lazy ass n****rs that's why. And no pride. Not too smart too. Priveledged. Work ethic. Spoiled. Wealthy. Tickets will never win a title. Never. Not with Harden. He's a proven commodity. Not championship caliber.

                                    • Razzer
                                      Razzer  1 years back

                                      This is why they are not a finals team.

                                      • CrunchyDual
                                        CrunchyDual  1 years back

                                        Anybody noticed Chris Paul's feet when Curry was in the paint? 1:44

                                        • Herr Wabbaloo
                                          Herr Wabbaloo  1 years back

                                          Harden is a slow, lazy blob of goo.

                                          • Jaylin Lopez
                                            Jaylin Lopez  1 years back

                                            Warriors and cavs it is again

                                            • aussieprankster s
                                              aussieprankster s  1 years back

                                              Are you dumb Chris p couldn't do shit, curry knocks down the deep three that no one expected

                                              • Raphael Justine
                                                Raphael Justine  1 years back


                                                • Nothing
                                                  Nothing  1 years back

                                                  What is the music in the video

                                                  • Cloud9FTW
                                                    Cloud9FTW  1 years back

                                                    I cant wait for lebron james to walk on steph

                                                    • markiman74
                                                      markiman74  12 months back

                                                      Nathan Rousseau you can't wait. Lol. Going to wait for a long tine

                                                  • D00MZ DNS
                                                    D00MZ DNS  1 years back

                                                    how's your lazy defense in game 4?

                                                    • Napi Coyote
                                                      Napi Coyote  1 years back

                                                      Shut th'fuk up, robot mouth...!

                                                      • Ancolibi
                                                        Ancolibi  1 years back

                                                        Theres no D in the NBA anymore

                                                        • Ace _
                                                          Ace _  1 years back

                                                          I do play basketball and im not that good but i usually just defense and pass instead of attacking. Well im just lazy to attack

                                                          • Eriole Vargas
                                                            Eriole Vargas  1 years back

                                                            I still believe in Houston

                                                            • iMerked Blu
                                                              iMerked Blu  1 years back


                                                              • L Troyer
                                                                L Troyer  1 years back

                                                                Underrated channel. Good stuff keep it up!

                                                                • Alpha Macho
                                                                  Alpha Macho  1 years back

                                                                  Make a video about James Harden chocking and playing NO DEFENSE! they almost lost tonight because he kept chocking and no defense!

                                                                  • Bruno Lopez
                                                                    Bruno Lopez  1 years back

                                                                    They are a bunch of wankers. Lack of concentration. That's all

                                                                    • Kyle Cabico
                                                                      Kyle Cabico  1 years back

                                                                      Curry Did Not say that

                                                                      • UgandanBoy
                                                                        UgandanBoy  1 years back

                                                                        LACKADAISICAL IS THIS GUYS FAVORITE WORD...

                                                                        • Palawan Chips
                                                                          Palawan Chips  1 years back

                                                                          Why do you talk like that?

                                                                          • Oklahoma Dominance
                                                                            Oklahoma Dominance  1 years back

                                                                            This lazy defense showed why 3 pointer is a thing in this nba generation

                                                                            • Elite Slayer
                                                                              Elite Slayer  1 years back

                                                                              Ray Allen is the best shooter of all time

                                                                              • Anthony Ton
                                                                                Anthony Ton  1 years back

                                                                                He is not the best shooter like who’s mans

                                                                                • SIMON KAZANCHYAN
                                                                                  SIMON KAZANCHYAN  1 years back

                                                                                  FUCK ALL YOUR MOTHERS

                                                                                  • Gid
                                                                                    Gid  1 years back

                                                                                    No one a has respect for defense anymore smh

                                                                                    • Weston Lewis
                                                                                      Weston Lewis  1 years back

                                                                                      It’s laughable how outclassed garden is compared to curry

                                                                                      • théo bury
                                                                                        théo bury  1 years back

                                                                                        The best ...... Hum

                                                                                        • Nicolas Martinez
                                                                                          Nicolas Martinez  1 years back

                                                                                          Warriors are going to win

                                                                                          • kiki doyouloveme
                                                                                            kiki doyouloveme  1 years back

                                                                                            Curry is so lucky, he wasn't a player yet during rodman's era

                                                                                            • Ahmed Alam
                                                                                              Ahmed Alam  1 years back

                                                                                              NBA is fucking rigged man wtf kinda defense is that

                                                                                              • Yoidragmanutz
                                                                                                Yoidragmanutz  1 years back

                                                                                                I don’t even think they care, it’s just a game to them. They all already got millions or are getting paid millions