Since the conclusion of Game 4, a lot of smart people have chimed in on the Orlando Magic‘s pick and roll offense that was wildly successful against the Boston Celtics. Even though there’s no guarantee that the Magic will beat the Celtics later tonight, it’s clear that Jameer Nelson and Dwight Howard will, once again, be the focus offensively for Orlando. The key, more than anything else, for head coach Stan Van Gundy is to keep Howard moving on offense because in Games 2 and 4, Howard scored 30 points or more due to the fact that his athleticism and speed was being utilized correctly, particularly in the pick and roll. As for Nelson, he needs to stay in attack mode offensively and play with the same aggressiveness he displayed two nights ago.
The pick and roll is effective, as long as Nelson is aggressive.
The staggered screens didn't pop up in the clips that I compiled but they're there in other plays. The Magic ran a TON of pick and rolls in Game 4, sometimes to simply initiate the offense.