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Ð'„Ð'« Basketball is a sport between 2 teams, consisting of 5 players each played on a rectangular hard-court

Ð'„Ð'« The objective of each team is to win by scoring more points than the opponent

Ð'„Ð'« Game consists of 4 quarters, 12 minutes each

Ð'„Ð'« No game will end in a tie Ð'ÐŽV if both teams are tied after regulation, 5-minute overtime will begin until there is a winner

Ð'„Ð'« Equipment includes a basketball, jerseys, shorts and basketball shoes

Ð'„Ð'« 3 basic positions of basketball

o Guard

Ð'„X Point guard

Ð'„X Shooting guard

o Forward

Ð'„X Power forward

Ð'„X Small forward

o Center

Ð'„Ð'« Team have certain number of substitutions and timeouts

Ð'„Ð'« To score, the team must shoot the basketball in the opposing teamÐ'ÐŽÐ'¦s net using the following methods

o Free throw (worth 1 point each, obtained from fouls)

o Field goal within the three-point line (worth 2 points each)

o Field goal outside the three-point line (worth 3 points each)

Ð'„Ð'« To move the ball, you must pass the ball to a team-mate or dribbling it

Ð'„Ð'« When dribbling, it will end if a player does the following:

o Touches the ball simultaneously with both hands

o Permits the ball to come to rest while he is in control of it

o Tries for a field goal

o Throws a pass

o Touches the ball more than once while dribbling, before it touches the floor

o Loses control

o Allows the ball to become dead

Ð'„Ð'« You canÐ'ÐŽÐ'¦t travel with the ball (running with the ball without dribbling or passing)

Ð'„Ð'« When the team throws it in to his team-mate on their teamÐ'ÐŽÐ'¦s court, they have 24 seconds (shot clock) to move the ball and attempt a field goal Ð'ÐŽV if they do not score by the end of 24 seconds, the opposition will get possession

Ð'„Ð'« You canÐ'ÐŽÐ'¦t pass it back to the defensive zone once you have passed halfway Ð'ÐŽV this is a backcourt

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