"They were a lot more aggressive on the ball. We only had 11 turnovers, but they were home run turnovers," David West said.
In the first quarter, Hill had two turnovers due to Washington’s aggression on ball screens that led to the home run layups for Washington.
This possession doesn’t result in a turnover as Hill passed it back to West, who found George on the wing. But the offense had to be reset because Hill took too long to read the defense’s aggression, so Nene and Ariza were able to recover.
Here’s Nene going all out for a steal.
This possession does end in a turnover because Hill is too slow trying to find West.
The ball needs to be headed to West already since Nene is now in scramble mode. But Hill hesitates and allows Nene to steal the ball from behind him.
Now Washington didn’t do this to everyone. Lance Stephenson was able to get into the lane with ball screens, although he struggled finishing. When Indiana did find the roll man, especially with the aggressive hedge, the roll man had open shots.
The Pacers also had some success with wing/wing pick and rolls, which is similar to what Washington used in game four.
This causes some confusion for the Pacers pick-and-roll defense. West is sagging, but he has to play even deeper in order to stay with a possible Gortat roll. Stephenson gives a hedge, while Hill fights over the top.
Ultimately, Wall shoots a mid-range jumper. That’s the same result as the normal Washington pick and rolls. So Washington hasn’t found the key to shredding Indiana’s pick-and-roll defense, but this double screen created offensive rebounding opportunities for the Wizards.
Paul George is now guarding Ariza, and he hedged as Stephenson did. Again Wall shoots a mid-range jumper, but since George hedged he is now behind Ariza. This leads to Ariza crashing the boards, and since George never got in front in him, Ariza gets the board.
Marcin Gortat actually finishes the play off. Three of Gortat's offensive boards came after the double ball screen, and two of Ariza’s four offensive rebounds came off of this play, and Washington scored with the extra possession both times.