Entertainment / Basketball / Backboard
Backboard: The flat surface directly behind the basket. The basket is connected to the backboard.
Rebound: A rebound occurs when the puck bounces off a goalie, a player, or the net (or occasionally, the back boards) after a shot on goal.
Layups: A layup is a two point attempt made by leaping from below, laying the ball up near the basket, and using one hand to tip the ball over the rim and into the basket (layin) or to bank it off t . . . View Full Definition
Foul Line: The line that separates the approach area from the beginning of the playing surface. A line, usually red, between the approach and the beginning of the lane, 60 feet from the head pin.
Bank Shot: A bank shot in basketball is a shot that relies on the ball bouncing off the backboard and into the basket. It is frequently used for mid-range jump shots from an angle (usually at the elbow . . . View Full Definition
Goaltending: If a defensive player interferes with a shot while it's on the way down toward the basket, while it's on the way up toward the basket after having touched the backboard, or while it's in the . . . View Full Definition
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