American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Sports A rush by the offense, as in basketball, toward the goal in an attempt to score before the opposing defense is in place.
- n. basketball An offensive play in which a team, having won possession of the ball, moves the ball downcourt as quickly as possible, attempting to get an easy shot before the defense can set up.
“With the steal leading to a fast break and free throw, the Pistons wore down Jordan and finished off the Bulls 103-94, to advance to the NBA Finals and eventually, their first NBA Championship.”
“Leading the Showtime fast break for the only time in his career, “the Begoggled One” drove into the length of the floor, backed Dennis Johnson down from the key, and tossed in a sky-hook.”
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