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|Noun||1.||basketball play - a play executed by a basketball team|
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
play - a preset plan of action in team sports; "the coach drew up the plays for her team"
pick - a basketball maneuver; obstructing an opponent with one's body; "he was called for setting an illegal pick"
switch - a basketball maneuver; two defensive players shift assignments so that each guards the player usually guarded by the other
give-and-go - a basketball maneuver; one offensive player passes the ball to another, then runs toward the basket to take a return pass