hook shot


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hook shot

n. Basketball
A shot made by arcing the far hand upward while being positioned or moving sideways to the basket.
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hook′ shot`


n.
a one-handed basketball shot made with a sweeping arc of the arm over the head.
[1940–45]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hook shot - a basketball shot made over the head with the hand that is farther from the baskethook shot - a basketball shot made over the head with the hand that is farther from the basket
basketball shot - throwing the basketball toward the hoop; "his shot hit the rim and bounced out"
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But the Tamaraws failed to follow up in their comeback, allowing the Fighting Maroons to wrap it up as Bright Akhuetie drilled a hook shot with 1:35 left and Jun Manzo's nailed four straight free throws to iced the game.
Maxwell tried a hook shot off just his second ball but gave away an easy catch which sent him back to the pavilion on a duck.
The Saints defeated the Falcons 58-56 on a 3-foot hook shot by senior Cody Mitchell.
I rediscovered my ancient hook shot. No, not the namby-pamby jump hook everyone today uses the full-blown sweeping sky hook.
But Sangalang converted a hook shot and split his two free throws for an 86-85 Magnolia lead.
On 12 minutesWatt hit the post from an impossible looking angle with a hook shot over his shoulder from the far right edge of the Cairn box.
After Holiday's hook shot, Harkless made a 3-pointer to give Portland a 100-99 lead, but it was short-lived.--AP R.H.
More than thatShaq close-reading Edward Hirsch's poem "Fast Break," with its memorable opening line, "A hook shot kisses the rim," and then proceeding to demonstrate, with his lips, varying degrees of that kiss's intensity.
Royal fell further into deep trouble when they lost inform left hander Kamil Mishara caught at silly point by vice captain Dulith Gunaratne for 8 going for an ambitious hook shot against Perera.
ryan eyes up a hook shot RYAN BERTRAND cannot wait to get back to the Southampton training ground to practise 'doing a Mario Gaspar'.
Blaze didn't trouble the Nottingham net a huge deal in the first period but Ned Lukacevic got the season's opener when he met a Neil Trimm pass at the net early in the second, Gareth O'Flaherty and Josh Godfrey both went close as Coventry built up pressure, Brian Stewart reached behind him to rescue the puck from near the goalline and Hook shot just over as the home side had the better of the middle frame.