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- A person who directs and strategizes the behavior of a basketball team or individual player.
- A shot that misses the backboard
- A coach will challenge you to perform drills to test your shooting, dribbling, defense and rebounding skills. You may have to run through some offensive or defensive plays. You might even play in a scrimmage.
- When an offensive player moves near the basket, puts their back to the basket and establishes position for an easy layup, dunk, or jump shot.
- An infraction of the rules where the player who committed the foul loses possession of the ball to the other team. The fouled player is awarded one or more free throws.
- The area on the court where the team's reserve players sit and wait until they are substituted into the game.
- When a defensive player legally causes a turnover by deflecting an offensive player's dribble or catching the player's pass.
- The National Basketball Association (NBA) Finals is the championship series for the NBA and the conclusion of its postseason.
- When a player maintains one foot having contact with the ground without changing its position on the floor and uses the other foot to rotate their body to improve position while in possession of the basketball.
- One of the most important fundamental skills in basketball because improving your aim and being accurate must become automatic before any player can become a great offensive threat.
- A net is installed under a basketball hoop to slow down the ball after a basket has been made to reduce the need to chase after the ball and eliminate doubts about scoring when seen from certain angles.
- An official who enforces the rules and maintains order in the game.
- Interfering with the ball while it is on its way to the basket and it is in a downward flight above the basket ring, and within the imaginary cylinder, and not touching the rim.
- One of five positions in a basketball game. The center is normally the tallest player on the team.
- An offensive foul occurs when a player makes significant contact with a defender that has established position.
- A violation of the rules that occurs when a player holding the ball moves one or both their feet illegally.
- A best-of-seven elimination tournament annually held after the National Basketball Association (NBA)'s regular season to determine the league's champion.
- Bouncing the ball on the floor continuously with one hand at a time.
- A shot near the basket, usually off the backboard. The player runs towards one side of the basket, jumps, and lays the ball off the backboard into the hoop.
- A move where a player throws the ball to a teammate and the teammate catches the ball.
- If the score is tied at the end of regulation, the teams play a five-minute overtime period.
- A type of basketball shot where a player jumps in the air and scores by putting the ball directly through the basket with one or both hands above the rim.
- Used to keep track of the score in a game. Points can be accumulated by making field goals (two or three points) or free throws (one point). If a player makes a field goal from within the three-point line, the player scores two points.
- A rounded or rectangular board behind the basket on a basketball court