How The Bucks Shut Down James Harden With A Unique Strategy

  • Published: 02 April 2019
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    The Bucks defend Harden unlike any other NBA team. They force Harden to his right and rotate to prevent layups. They are willing to give up 3's to players such as P.J. Tucker and even Chris Paul to slow down Harden's stepback 3. Give Coach Budenholzer a ton of credit to defend the Rockets this way.

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Comments • 2 465

  • Gabriel González
    Gabriel González  20 hours back

    No one talking about how Scottie pippen predicted this way to defend harden on “The Jump”

    • Justons XB1
      Justons XB1  4 days back

      This is exactly what Scottie Pippen said on how he would guard Harden

      • MiKuka Boys
        MiKuka Boys  2 days back

        hahaha just finnished watchn tht

    • Calijoaco GE
      Calijoaco GE  6 days back

      Your trash kid

      • Jonathan Salas
        Jonathan Salas  1 weeks back

        Dang, Scottie pippen theory was on how to stop James harden was right ! Nice !

        • ISM Gaming
          ISM Gaming  5 days back

          Jonathan Salas nba champion one of the best defenders

      • Hector Sanchez
        Hector Sanchez  2 weeks back

        Scottie pippen strategy

        • Adam Lotfi
          Adam Lotfi  3 weeks back

          WoW pippen was right

          • Heena Patel
            Heena Patel  3 weeks back

            Nba players should watch this

            • Mohammed Khattab
              Mohammed Khattab  4 weeks back

              They didn't even shut him down tbh. It's just that harden has somewhat of a low iq in situations.

              • britesynth
                britesynth  2 months back

                bucks teaching harden how to pass

                • Music Power
                  Music Power  2 months back

                  Funny how Harden left playing alongside Westbrook. They are very similar. Neither of them cares about winning, are disengaged when playing off the ball and are only concerned with individual accolades. Is it a coincidence that neither are champions despite being phenomenally talented.

                  • Johnny U.
                    Johnny U.  3 weeks back

                    harden is the best guard in the league PERIOD

                • Vempitate
                  Vempitate  2 months back

                  This is mostly a good thing, he can drive and have 2 peopld on him and then pass to the person open

                  • Victor Hugo de Oliveira
                    Victor Hugo de Oliveira  2 months back

                    This is exactly what Pippen said about guarding Harden... nice...

                    • Akper Aliev
                      Akper Aliev  2 months back

                      Nice analysis

                      • RandomnessOver9000
                        RandomnessOver9000  2 months back

                        a bit repetitive but good vid. overall

                        • HaloBumFuzzle
                          HaloBumFuzzle  2 months back

                          4:54 NIGGA IF YOU DONT SHOOT THE DAMN BALL!

                          • Trey Grogan
                            Trey Grogan  2 months back

                            I love how they standing beside him on 3 point line. I looooooooooove the disrspect!!!!!!

                            • Eric Eveleens
                              Eric Eveleens  2 months back

                              Scottie's strategy

                              • NOTTA VLOGGER
                                NOTTA VLOGGER  2 months back

                                Well said

                                • Miguel Hidalgo
                                  Miguel Hidalgo  2 months back

                                  PJ saw visions of being sent back to Phoenix...and then Ukraine...and then Israel XD

                                  • Roku.
                                    Roku.  2 months back

                                    Draymond Green is an absolute savage lmafo.

                                    • Kenshin Himura
                                      Kenshin Himura  3 months back

                                      Maybe this 2 team will go to the finals.,

                                      • rekij
                                        rekij  3 months back

                                        Thanks for putting the AD at the end of the video. I feel like if it's a great video, I'll want to stay for the AD. None of that bullshit with a 5 min long AD before the actual content starts. Great video by the way.

                                        • Jasmine Nicole
                                          Jasmine Nicole  3 months back

                                          rubio can't chasedown block like bledsoe can to harden

                                          • TOMMY
                                            TOMMY  3 months back

                                            rip ghostbin

                                            • Reboundaholic
                                              Reboundaholic  3 months back

                                              Damn thats what you call clamps

                                              • CloverPickingHarp
                                                CloverPickingHarp  3 months back

                                                WE NEED THAT CELTICS GAME 1 GUANNIS LOCK 🔐 DOWN STRATEGY BREAKDOWN VID ASAP BROOOOOO. Emphasis on Big Al Horford and sans Marcus Smart to boot.

                                                • Anthony Mckinley
                                                  Anthony Mckinley  3 months back

                                                  So this is where the Jazz got that defense from.... Horrible. Harden had a bad night

                                                  • Angry Peeps
                                                    Angry Peeps  3 months back

                                                    Hey give some credits to the defense king s.pippen he's the true genius he's the one who told how to guard harden 👌

                                                    • HonestLee
                                                      HonestLee  3 months back

                                                      great breakdown

                                                      • Jong Pi
                                                        Jong Pi  3 months back

                                                        It has a lot of holes better guard him straight up with a taller player assigned to him rather than forcing him to his right exposing so many holes.

                                                        • UptSrvr1
                                                          UptSrvr1  3 months back

                                                          Pj Tucker

                                                          • UptSrvr1
                                                            UptSrvr1  3 months back

                                                            Knock a dude head Off.

                                                            • UptSrvr1
                                                              UptSrvr1  3 months back

                                                              Throw a left pick!

                                                              • jakob damon
                                                                jakob damon  3 months back

                                                                "Harden had a bad night"
                                                                *scored 23 points*

                                                                • Explosive Plant
                                                                  Explosive Plant  3 months back

                                                                  Bucks in 6 baby

                                                                  • TheGGMan
                                                                    TheGGMan  3 months back

                                                                    Jazz can't do it to the level of the Bucks cos they don't have the same length the Bucks do.

                                                                    • Zion Harps
                                                                      Zion Harps  3 months back

                                                                      Mj and Scottie is a basketball genius combination of two is equal to 6 Championship

                                                                      • Keith Falconer
                                                                        Keith Falconer  3 months back

                                                                        The problem for other teams is the bucks are the only team that can do this ... Eric Bledsoe is one of the few perimeter guys who has the strength and quickness to at least disrupt him and also if he plays him to force him right ... forcing him to drive ... you have any combination of Giannis, Middleton , Lopez , Snell iyliasova and mirotic all 6 ft 7 + and lanky ... to bother not only his floater but the lob to Capela or Fareed .... the bucks can make this work but nobody else ... he ll torch them as he did against Utah .

                                                                        • Ronald Poon
                                                                          Ronald Poon  3 months back


                                                                          • therealallpro
                                                                            therealallpro  3 months back

                                                                            You should do a video on what the Rockets should do as a counter.

                                                                            • animaniacsrule
                                                                              animaniacsrule  3 months back

                                                                              “Harden got shutdown!”

                                                                              *scores Dwyane Wade’s career average*

                                                                              • guy sumpthin
                                                                                guy sumpthin  3 months back

                                                                                Super effective because the team is iust harden and other cheapshot hocky players , cover harden better and it all falls apart

                                                                                • guy sumpthin
                                                                                  guy sumpthin  3 months back

                                                                                  FANTASTIC VIDEO

                                                                                  • Kyle Green
                                                                                    Kyle Green  3 months back

                                                                                    Similar strategy the Jazz employed in game 3 when Harden went 0 for 15?

                                                                                    • Young Skyler
                                                                                      Young Skyler  3 months back

                                                                                      James Harden is trash

                                                                                      • JCBlueside
                                                                                        JCBlueside  3 months back

                                                                                        So all Harden has to do is take those short running jumpers then since the interior help doesn't want to commit.

                                                                                        • Tim Budde
                                                                                          Tim Budde  3 months back

                                                                                          Dang nice breakdown

                                                                                          • Jordy Cajuday
                                                                                            Jordy Cajuday  3 months back

                                                                                            Scottie Pippen is right. He demonstrate it with Tracie McGrady. Best advise by 6x NBA champion, superstar veterans.