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The basketball terms were retrieved from nba.com and sporting-central.com.
A one-handed, high-arching shot that is difficult to block.
If the ball is passed inside to the post and never passed back out to the perimeter player, the post player is a __.
When a player makes a move that causes the defender to stumble or fall.
Refers to a player guilty of a three-second violation in the key.
A high arcing shot taken on a drive in the paint.
Time spent on the bench.
The end of a game when the score is close.
A dunk where the player brings the ball to his waist and raises it back up in a circular motion.
When a defender gets into a better position by using his body to stay between an opponent and the basket.
To block a shot.
A shot fake used before driving to the basket.
To dunk over another player.
When a player catches a basketball from a team mate in the air and dunks or lays in the ball before he lands.
An open shot which isn't challenged by a defender.
Staying back at the far end of the court in order to to be in a better position to score easily.
To go up in a shooting motion but quickly coming back down and up again and finally shooting.
An offensive play where a player with the ball passes to a teammate and cuts to the basket to receive the ball again for a good look.
When an offensive player dives one direction and stops and goes another in quick secession to fool and confuse a defender.
An action where a stationary offensive player stops a defensive player from defending a player with the ball.
A violation where a defender tries to block the ball from going into the basket, but the ball was on it's way down.
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