basketball game

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n basketball game a game played on a court by two opposing teams of 5 players; points are scored by throwing the ball through an elevated horizontal hoop
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Quotations

  • Bobby Knight
    Bobby Knight
    “You don't play against opponents, you play against the game of basketball.”

Usage

In literature:

Renting the Del Mar castle, complete with turrets, a walk-in fireplace, and a full-court basketball-game-sized living room (1982).
"Take Me for a Ride" by Mark E. Laxer
Furthermore, we mean to win every basketball game of the series, for we should consider being beaten by the juniors the deepest possible disgrace.
"Grace Harlowe's Sophomore Year at High School" by Jessie Graham Flower
Where basketball rules are known to the players, use the same rules for this game.
"School, Church, and Home Games" by George O. Draper
Fine, active games of competition like baseball, football, basketball and boxing, give nerve, self-confidence and poise.
"The Story of Grenfell of the Labrador" by Dillon Wallace
There's a trial basketball game to-morrow afternoon.
"Grace Harlowe's First Year at Overton College" by Jessie Graham Flower
To return to why I sent for you, you understand the game of basketball, do you not?
"Marjorie Dean High School Freshman" by Pauline Lester
A football or basketball is necessary to the game.
"Games and Play for School Morale" by Various
These teams were in turn subdivided into basketball teams, and many games were played between these teams.
"The 1926 Tatler" by Various
It was early in March when the inter-class basketball contests ended with the championship game that resulted in a tie.
"Betty Lee, Sophomore" by Harriet Pyne Grove
There was one basketball game during the holiday recess.
"The Girls of Central High on the Stage" by Gertrude W. Morrison
She had gone there from the basketball game instead of going directly home.
"The Girls of Central High at Basketball" by Gertrude W. Morrison
The scheduled basketball game between the two teams had attracted an unusual amount of interest in Webster City.
"Dan Carter and the Cub Honor" by Mildred A. Wirt
And being anxious about our big basketball game, I have been keeping the girls at practice daily.
"Jane Allen: Center" by Edith Bancroft
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In news:

Memphis hasn't lost a basketball game since Britney Spears needed a comb and Sammy Sosa needed a contract.
Toronto Raptors' Mickael Pietrus, right, calms teammate Amir Johnson after he was ejected during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Portland, Ore.
Toronto Raptors forward Amir Johnson (15) is restrained as his is ejected during an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday, Dec 10, 2012, in Portland, Ore.
Went to a basketball game at the Boston Garden and a hockey game broke out SIXERS vs Celtics.
Cary's Meredith Guthrie (32) tries to block the shot of Apex 's Jess Wight (15) during the Apex and Cary girl's basketball game on Friday, December 7, 2012 in Cary.
Missouri's Keion Bell, right, rips the ball away from Appalachian State's Nathan Healy, left, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game on Saturday, Dec 1, 2012, in Columbia, Mo.
Tuesday night's basketball game went mostly unnoticed until the final score.
Army service members watch an NCAA men's basketball game between Michigan State and Connecticut on Saturday, Nov 10, 2012, on the Ramstein US Air Force Base, in Ramstein, Germany.
Connecticut forward DeAndre Daniels (2) shoots over Michigan State during their NCAA men's basketball game on Saturday, Nov 10, 2012, on the Ramstein US Air Force Base, in Ramstein, Germany.
Michigan State center Derrick Nix (25) and Connecticut forward Tyler Olander (10), back, watch the ball during their NCAA men's basketball game on Saturday, Nov 10, 2012, on the Ramstein US Air Force Base, in Ramstein, Germany.
ESPN sent out an official release on the Armed Forces Classic college basketball game between UConn and MichiganState.
UNC Asheville 's Jeremy Atkinson (15) battles with North Carolina State's Lorenzo Brown (2) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Raleigh, N.C.
View full size (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs) Tulsa Shock forward Kayla Pedersen (14) looks to make a pass against Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore (23) during the first half of a WNBA basketball game, Thursday, July 12, 2012, in Minneapolis.
PULLMAN — No sooner had public address announcer Glenn Johnson announced the final score of Sunday afternoon's basketball game at Washington State — "Cougars 59, Fresno State 50" — than a cynic along press row chimed in with a comment.
Officials with Cowboys Stadium are in talks to host four college basketball games simultaneously played next fall, according to multiple reports.
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In science:

It also applies to more complicated phenomena, for example, when we assume we cannot know the outcome of an athletic contest such as a basketball or football game, or more profoundly when we cannot say with certainty what the outcome of a medical operation such as the removal of a cancerous tumor will be.
From Knowledge, Knowability and the Search for Objective Randomness to a New Vision of Complexity
Based on the above discussions, the complementary cooperation in basketball games seems much cleaner than that in production games.
Complementary cooperation, minimal winning coalitions, and power indices
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