jump ball

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jump ball

n. Basketball
A method of starting play or determining possession in which an official tosses the ball up between two opposing players who jump and try to tap the ball to a teammate.

jump ball

n
(Basketball) basketball a ball thrown high by the referee between two opposing players to put it in play, as after a stoppage in which no foul or violation was committed

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n.
a basketball tossed into the air above and between two opposing players by the referee in putting the ball into play.
[1920–25]
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Noun1.jump ball - (basketball) the way play begins or resumes when possession is disputedjump ball - (basketball) the way play begins or resumes when possession is disputed; an official tosses the ball up between two players who jump in an effort to tap it to a teammate
commencement, start, beginning - the act of starting something; "he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations"
basketball, basketball game, hoops - a game played on a court by two opposing teams of 5 players; points are scored by throwing the ball through an elevated horizontal hoop
tap-off, tip-off - the act of starting a basketball game with a jump ball
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CKSC, behind one of the top high school players in the country in John Galinato, got going from the opening tip and never allowed the home team to tie, much less taste the lead in the third oldest high school league in the country-after the National Collegiate Athletic Association and University Athletic Association of the Philippines.
Paul George and Russell Westbrook ran Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors right off the floor from the opening tip.
With longtime assistant Darrell Wimberly moved a seat over, the Wildcats let out some frustration quickly as Terrell Henderson batted the opening tip to Jackson Connor and he raced for a quick slam.
The Elasto Painters went on a 35-6 blast to take a 39-11 lead in the first quarter and extended it to as much as 39 points in the third period as the Fuel Masters just didn't show up right from the opening tip.
As the mercurial point guard prepares for the opening tip of the Celtics, the recently injured guard was coy on the chances that he will suit up for the first game of the season.
Pinkston dunked off the opening tip, and the Wildcats (13-1, 2-0 Big East) dominated from there, thrashing the Friars (10-5, 0-2), who beat them twice last season.
In Hala's big win, the boys in orange were in control from the opening tip.
The BBL's basement club had no answer to the reigning league champions once they tore away 15-2 from the opening tip.
To me, these are much more important things to do than opening tip the currency regime prematurely.