layup


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layup

(ˈleɪˌʌp)
n
(Basketball) basketball the act of dropping the ball into the basket from close range
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Noun1.layup - a basketball shot made with one hand from a position under or beside the basket (and usually banked off the backboard)layup - a basketball shot made with one hand from a position under or beside the basket (and usually banked off the backboard)
basketball shot - throwing the basketball toward the hoop; "his shot hit the rim and bounced out"
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Big shots came aplenty for the resilient Beermen-Terrence Romeo finished with 29 points, hitting six of eight triples, including one that forced the first overtime, June Mar Fajardo nailed two pressure free throws with 32 seconds remaining in the second extra period and Chris Ross delivered with a crucial layup.
Arwind Santos scored five straight points to erase a four-point deficit, import Chris McCullough scored a go-ahead layup and the rest of the Beermen made key stops in the end to beat the Batang Pier by overhauling a twice-to-beat disadvantage.
He had terrific body control and a lightning-quick crossover that he'd sweep across his body, right to left, often leaving his defender lunging in the wrong direction as he barreled to the basket for an easy layup. When his defender would hold a low stance to guard against the drive, Benny would rise up for the jumper, releasing the ball from the center of his forehead, his feet perfectly balanced, his shoulders squared to the rim, his shot always straight.
Sloan drained a three-pointer, followed by two free throws and a layup by Heaton, then a layup by Paradee at the 4:41 mark to stretch the lead to 29, 60-31.
The varied services offered by the highly experienced port staff include a warm layup for drillship 'Aban Abraham' in port for a period of 6 months, a hot layup for Oil Tanker 'Champion Express', a ship to ship transfer operation for mv.
Chris Bitoon finished with 13 points, including the go-ahead layup that propelled the Robust Energy Capsule-backed Stars to a tense 80-79 triumph and boosted their bid for the top spot in this tournament put up by Sen.
The NBA acknowledged they missed a goaltending call on LeBron James after he blocked a pivotal layup attempt from Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo in the dying seconds of the Cleveland Cavaliers' Game 5 win Wednesday night.
Holiday's pull-up jumper and Rondo's driving layup kept the Blazers from pulling ahead.
Dieffenbacher is a system supplier of automated, turnkey production plants for the manufacture of composite components, and it has developed one such system that is, the company says, "the fastest tape layup plant in the world." That's because tapes--carbon or glass fiber tapes, which are unrolled from coils--can be placed in a specific pattern in less than a second.
Geiger missed a free layup with 28 seconds to go and the game went to yet another overtime, where the Bucks kept their season alive behind a layup from James Bradt with 10 seconds left that tied the score for the 15th time (60-60).
In the second quarter, between Cressman's early 3-pointer and her layup with 4:40 left, most of Nashoba's shots fell short or clanged off the rim, while the Warriors steadily moved in front, 24-15.