airball


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airball

(ˈɛəˌbɔːl)
n
(Basketball) basketball a missed shot that fails to touch the rim of the basket
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Bayer split a pair of free throws and an airball from Vienna led to Turner hitting a pair of tosses with 16.
The last of Semerad's treys gave the Texters a 105-103 lead, before Joshua Smith sealed the deal with a putback of a Jayson Castro airball as the series many saw will go the distance could have an ending on Thursday when Game 3 is played at Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Garcia, who scored 26 points in a 93-85 decision of Mahindra last week, had the last shot of the game in trying to win it for the Energy but threw up an airball at the buzzer.
James shot an airball on a 3-pointer on his first shot attempt, then was soon back to the step-in-front- of-him-at-your-own-risk force that has made him the game's best player.
He threw up an airball on a third-quarter free throw but made the second, and sat out the fourth with the Knicks comfortably ahead.
Vesely (21) showed signs of nerves as he took two free throws, missing both attempts and putting up an embarrassing airball on the first.
Artest and Lamar Odom (13 points and 11 rebounds) then pressured Wade into shooting an airball at the buzzer, sending the game to OT with the score tied 99-99.
The rim a peach basket that dips in each airball breeze
Even after trailing by 14 with 7:10 left, they had a chance to tie it in the closing seconds but Steve Nash shot an airball on a three-point attempt.
NBA AIRBALL In an NBA postseason lacking marquee teams, viewership has declined among men 18-49.
Prosecuting, Nicholas Smith said that on March 8 Rooney went into the Kwiksave store in Yardley and was seen to put 13 air fresheners and nine Crystal airball fresheners into his jacket.