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Breaking down the pick-and-roll

Updated: May 19, 2010, 2:42 PM ET
By Dave Miller | Special to ESPNLosAngeles.com

The Phoenix Suns run more pick-and-roll action than any team in the NBA. They run it against zone defense and man-to-man, and they run several variations of it, with names like "drag," "double-drag," "step-up," "angle," "21-series" and "fist-up."

They run it on just about every possession. And if they hope to even the Western Conference finals series with the Los Angeles Lakers, they will have to run it to perfection Wednesday night.

So how exactly does the pick-and-roll ...

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