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When the other team has the ball.
When a player shoots the ball into the basket for two or three points.
State in which basketball was invented.
When your team has the ball.
This type of foul can be called on a player for bad conduct.
A type of shot where the ball is thrown over one shoulder.
There are usually two of these players on the team-often good at rebounding.
When one grabs the ball after a missed shot.
Acronym for the world's largest basketball association.
Height in feet of the basket above the floor.
A professional game is made up of four of these.
A defensive technique that uses each player to guard a specific area.
A throw that is worth one point if it goes in the basket.
One of the five players-usually the tallest.
Inside diameter in inches of a basketball rim.
Number of players on a basketball team.
A player's hand is above the rim when the ball is slammed through the hoop.
One of the two types of fouls.
This person controls the game by calling the fouls and determining who gets the ball.
A basketball team usually has two of these(shorter)players.
A tremendous amount of mental, physical endurance and skills are required from each player.
What are some of the physical benefits of playing basketball?
More people watch basketball than any other sport in the US.
Players to prevent their opponent from scoring while each team is defending.
What is the object in any game of basketball?
Comprises of a center, two forwards, and two guards. There are five players. The forwards are positioned near the opposing teams's basket so that they can be ready for shooting and rebounding. The center is located near the basket or near the free throw line so that he can be ready for shooting and rebounding. Guards normally bring the ball down the court to begin offensive play.
What comprises a team in basketball? How many players and what positions?
Jump ball. The referee throws the ball into the air.
How does any game of basketball begin?
When the ball is put into the basket and two points are rewarded to the team that scores.
One-hand shot, jump shot, and tip-in
What are the three types of shots?
Zone and player-to-player
Two defense techniques.
Fast break offers fast movement from one part of the court to another. Slow break is a more deliberate play. This technique calls for a more thoughtful action.
What is the difference between a fast-break and slow-break offensive style?