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Tip-off: The opening jump ball at the center circle that begins a game.
Trailer: An offensive player, usually a center or a power forward, who trails the first wave of players on the fast break.

in basketball, an occasion when the ball is thrown into the air in order to start play ...

Tip-off: A jump ball that is used to start the game.
Traveling: Violation for two or more steps without dribbling the ball.

Tip-off: the initial jump ball that starts the game.
Transition: the shift from offense to defense.
Traveling: a floor violation when the ball handler takes too many steps without dribbling; also called walking.

~ - The initial jump ball that starts the game.
Top of the Key - The semi-circle that extends beyond the free-throw line.
Transition - When a team goes from offense to defense or defense to offense as the ball moves quickly upcourt.

~: To start the game the referee throws the ball up in the air at center court and opposing players try to hit the ball to one of their teammates.

~ and Jump Balls
Notice: This article was written by Steve Jordan, Coach's Notebook. Email the author at sjordan@alaskalife.net.

~: the initial jump ball that starts the game
Traveling: when the ball handler takes too many steps without dribbling; also called walking
Triple double: when a player scores double-digits in 3 categories during one game (points, assists and rebounds -also can be blocks or steals) ...

~ Play
If you can get the opening tip, run this for a quick score.
3-on-3 Plays ...

tap-off; ~ (the act of starting a basketball game with a jump ball)
basketball shot (throwing the basketball toward the hoop)
half (in various games or performances: either of two periods of play separated by an interval) ...

This circle is used for the ~, which starts the game. In a ~, a referee throws a ball into the air and one player from each team jumps to tip the ball to his/her respective teammates. The players jumping for the ball can tip, but not grab, the ball.

Jump Ball (or ~) - Starts the game at center court. The referee tosses the ball up between the two centers who jump to tip it toward a teammate. A jump ball is also called when two opposing players have simultaneous possession of the ball.

jump ball: 2 opposing players jump for a ball an official tosses above and between them, to tap it to their teammates and gain possession; used to start the game (~) and all overtime periods, and sometimes to restart play.

The match begins with a ~. The referee tosses the ball vertically upwards between 2 opponents at the centre circle. The ball must be tipped (not caught) by one or both of the opponents, only after it reaches its highest point.

Center -The STARTER for a team that starts the game (with the other team's center) by doing the opening ~, usually the tallest player of the team with the largest vertical jump height.

A player who is generally in the center of the offense, usually the tallest player on a team, who takes the ~ and is usually stationed in a post position on offense.
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It began in 1986, when several Duke students set up tents on a Thursday afternoon to wait for tickets for a Saturday ~. Their vigil attracted attention from the local media and the USA Today.

A Jump Ball occurs at the beginning of the Game to determine which team begins with Possession, this occurs at the Center-Circle and is called the Opening Tip or ~.

See also: See also: What is the meaning of Court, Ball, Basket, Point, Basketball?

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