basketball game

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: game - a game played on a court by two opposing teams of 5 playersbasketball game - 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
basketball shot - throwing the basketball toward the hoop; "his shot hit the rim and bounced out"
jump shot, jumper - (basketball) a player releases the basketball at the high point of a jump
rebound - the act of securing possession of the rebounding basketball after a missed shot
jump 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
fast break - (basketball) a rapid dash to get a shot as soon as possible after taking possession of the ball
dribbling, dribble - the propulsion of a ball by repeated taps or kicks
double dribble - an illegal dribble in basketball (the player uses both hands to dribble or the player starts to dribble a second time after coming to a stop)
court game - an athletic game played on a court
tap-off, tip-off - the act of starting a basketball game with a jump ball
professional basketball - playing basketball for money
assist - (sports) the act of enabling another player to make a good play
basketball play - a play executed by a basketball team
technical foul, technical - (basketball) a foul that can be assessed on a player or a coach or a team for unsportsmanlike conduct; does not usually involve physical contact during play
backboard, basketball backboard - a raised vertical board with basket attached; used to play basketball; "he banked the shot off the backboard"
basketball court - the court on which basketball is played
basketball equipment - sports equipment used in playing basketball
home court - (basketball) the court where the host team plays its home games
rim - (basketball) the hoop from which the net is suspended; "the ball hit the rim and bounced off"
paint, key - (basketball) a space (including the foul line) in front of the basket at each end of a basketball court; usually painted a different color from the rest of the court; "he hit a jump shot from the top of the key"; "he dominates play in the paint"
center - (basketball) the person who plays center on a basketball team
half - one of two divisions into which some games or performances are divided: the two divisions are separated by an interval
hack - kick on the arms
dunk - make a dunk shot, in basketball; "He dunked the ball"
slam-dunk - make a slam dunk; shoot a basketball in a slam dunk
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For the most part, though, the game went about as smoothly as a sixth-grade basketball game can go.
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We can visualize how those baby minds in Hollywood started churning when somebody told them how the NCAA championship basketball game of 1966, between vaunted Kentucky and upstart Texas Western, "wiped out racism and brought democracy to the sport."
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I was extremely excited about starting in the season's first basketball game, and I wound up getting the tip-off.
She'll certainly be ready to learn, and her only concern won't be if she can get tickets to the Friday night basketball game but if she can get child care.
tells the story of a young basketball player and his reactions to both winning a basketball game and losing one.
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