basketball shot

Definitions of basketball shot

n throwing the basketball toward the hoop

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bank shot
a basketball shot that bounces off of the backboard before passing through the hoop
dunk, dunk shot, stuff shot
a basketball shot in which the basketball is propelled downward into the basket
a basketball shot that rolls off the tips of the fingers into the basket
charity shot, charity throw, charity toss, foul shot, free throw, penalty free throw
an unhindered basketball shot from the foul line; given to penalize the other team for committing a foul
hook, hook shot
a basketball shot made over the head with the hand that is farther from the basket
jump shot, jumper
(basketball) a player releases the basketball at the high point of a jump
lay-up, layup
a basketball shot made with one hand from a position under or beside the basket (and usually banked off the backboard)
pivot shot
a one-handed basketball shot made while whirling on the pivot foot
set shot
a two-handed basketball shot from a stationary position
scoop shot
a basketball shot made with an underhand scooping motion
tip in
a basketball shot made by tapping the rebounding ball back into the basket
slam dunk
a forceful dunk
a foul shot that must be made in order to earn the right to a second foul shot
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an attempt to score in a game

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