Guards in the NBA often find themselves in mismatches against big men, and either try to take them off the dribble or create space to take a jump shot.
Jeff Teague of the Atlanta Hawks found himself in isolation against Anthony Davis on Monday night, and thought he could get a shot off. But he forgot something.
Davis is not like other big men. His fluidity stems from a unique growth spurt, before which he had plenty of time to acquire the smooth motions of a guard.
Teague tried to fake driving against Davis and then shoot, but Davis didn’t bite and got the block.
— BBALLBREAKDOWN (@bballbreakdown) February 3, 2015
Jeff Teague very good half but needs to recalibrate how much space you need to shoot over Anthony Davis. AD 18 pts, 6 reb, 1 blk. NOLA 48-40
— Jim Eichenhofer (@Jim_Eichenhofer) February 3, 2015
Davis has been making a huge impact on the game both defensively and offensively. He has seven rebounds and 19 points, and a steal to go along with the block, in the first half. The Pelicans shockingly lead against the Hawks at halftime, 55-42.