basketball shot

Definitions of basketball shot
  1. noun
    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
    finger-roll
    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
    one-and-one
    a foul shot that must be made in order to earn the right to a second foul shot
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    shot
    an attempt to score in a game
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