Controlling the Game Tempo With Match-up
The match-up zone has one defender guarding the attacker with zone help nearby, driving is minimal, one-on-one situations or minimal and pick and rolls are virtually eliminated.
A team permits perimeter passing while containing, they gain greater coverage inside.
To lane a team, a team places its defenders in the passing lanes. Denying the receiver the ball. This eliminates the rapid reversal of the ball from one side of the court to the other. Teams that employ reverse action as a way to beat the match-up can be laned, but the defensive team must not allow itself to be spread so wide that seams are opened up.
and stunts offer a third method. Traps are used to force turnovers, and
speed up the game. A good time for pressure is when you are down by several
points late in the game and the offense trys to stall.