Regulation game - four twelve minute quarters in the NBA or two twenty minute halves in college; a game that ends without overtime periods.
Release - the moment that the ball leaves a shooter's hands.
Four 12-minute quarters in the NBA or two 20-minute halves in college; a game that ends without overtime periods.
overtime or OT: the extra period(s) played after a regulation game ends tied. pass: when a passer throws the ball to a teammate; used to start plays, move the ball downcourt, keep it away from defenders and get it to a shooter.
Overtime - The extra period(s) played after a regulation game ends tied; also called OT.
Basketball Glossary - P
Paint - The area inside the free-throw lane.
As many as want to for casual games. Officially, there are five people per team on a court during regulation games: A center, two guards and two forwards. That means 10 people on the court at a time.
An extra period played to break a tie score at the end of a regulation game.
See 'Carrying the ball.' ...
to that fateful night, Wilt had games of 60, 78, 61, 60, 73, 62, 62, 62, 65, 67, 61, 67, 65 and 61 points? The "Stilt" averaged 50.4 points per game during that 1961-62 season while playing an average of 48.5 minutes a game (yes, a regulation game ...
Overtime: Extra time given a tied regulation game.
Paint: The free-throw lane area.
Palming: Another word for "carrying the ball".
Pass: A play from one teammate to another.
See also: Court, Basket, Basketball, Shot, Rebound