A place where thousands of viewers can attend a live game.
Is a pass by an offensive player that leads directly to a basket.
The fan or rectangle-shaped piece of metal or fiberglass into which a basket is mounted.
Is the defensive team's half of the court.
Occurs when defensive player legally hits a shot with the arm or hand before the ball reaches the basket.
The playing area for a basketball game.
Is a field goal made by slamming the ball thruogh the basket from above the rim.
Is illegally interfering with the flight of a field goal attempt when the ball is above the basket. If goaltending is called on the defense, the shot is scored as a field goal. If goaltending is called on offense, the defensive team is awarded possession of the ball and no points are scored.
Is a ball in the possession of a player from each team at the same time. In the High school and College games, one team gains possession of the ball after a held ball is called. In the NBA, possession is determined by a jump ball between two players.
Is a shot taken close to the basket.
Any one of several people who manage the time and activity of a regulation basketball court.
Is a ball that bounces back off the backboard or rim after a shot has been missed.
Refers to a contest or equipment that is set up or made according to the exact rules of the game.
Occurs when a defensive player legally takes possession of the ball from the offense, such as by intercepting a pass.
A material that is made by people rather than by nature and the basketball is made of synthetic material.
Is a field goal made by tipping a rebound into the basket, usually with the fingers of one hand.
Occurs when the offensive team loses possession of the ball without taking a shot.