Video: Jameer Nelson Derails the Wizards' Clock-Saving Ploy

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Video: Jameer Nelson Derails the Wizards' Clock-Saving Ploy
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It’s fairly common practice for NBA point guards to “walk the dog” — a maneuver by which they delay their acceptance of the inbounds pass (which is rolled upcourt instead of passed outright) and thus prevent the immediate starting of the clock. It’s a good strategic move for those looking to make the most of what precious few seconds remain on the game clock, though not altogether necessary in some of the cases in which it’s used.

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