Defending Champs, the Miami Heat, lose opener to the Chicago Bulls by 42
Defending champs, Miami Heat, lose to the Chicago Bulls 108-66.
The basketball court is 50 feet by 94 feet. There are different lines on the court to regulate play.
These are a center circle, free throw lines, and three-point line.
At both end of the court is a basket, a.k.a. the goal, that is hanging from the backboard.
The rim of the basket is metal, 18 inches of diameter, and 10 feet of the ground.
sources: text:"basketball." Britannica Elementary Encyclopedia. 2006. Encyclopedia Britannica Online School Edition. 7 Dec. 2006
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