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Raptors’ SLOB 1 to 5 on Roll


In their season opening win over the Chicago Bulls on October 19, 2017, the Toronto Raptors executed a sideline out of bounds (SLOB) set to get the defense distracted with several actions off the ball that eventually allowed center Jonas Valanciunas to roll free to the rim for a wide open two-handed dunk.

The ‘SLOB 1 to 5 on Roll’ play diagram can be seen below.


Here’s the play in action.

The initial action was to likely get Serge Ibaka to pass to Kyle Lowry on the backdoor cut by 3 (Norman Powell), however, that route was taken away by the defense. Instead, Lowry waited for the pin-down screen from Valanciunas to come and then he faked the backdoor route, which gave him space from his defender. From there, both Bulls defenders chased Lowry when he caught the pass from Ibaka on the right wing and they completely forgot about Valanciunas. The other Bulls help defenders didn’t notice to rotate, which allowed Valanciunas to roll to the rim for the wide open dunk once Lowry fed him with the pass.

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