Full court pressure works in the NBA

The Raptors’ record-setting comeback win over the Mavericks was an eye opener

BY DAVID THORPE

The hallmark of a stupid NBA idea is the full court press. It’s a strategy that relies on poor decision-making and ball handling. It kills in middle school, high school, and college. But at this level, everyone can handle the ball, so it’s almost never done. 

Or so goes the thinking. 

Tell that to Raptors coach Nick Nurse. He recently won a…

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