Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Basketball A guard who runs the team's offense, usually from the point.

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  • n. A guard who is usually the shortest of the five basketball positions, and specializes in handling the ball, distributing it to the other players and generally running the team's offense.

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Examples

  • The presence of the recently acquired Marbury was no surprise, as the point guard is working hard to get his legs back after a 13-month hiatus.

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  • "We came out with great energy, great defensive effort in the first quarter and then we have two steps back in the second quarter, giving up 49 points and them shooting 81 percent in the first half," point guard

    ESPN.com

  • "We came out with great energy, great defensive effort in the first quarter and then we have two steps back in the second quarter, giving up 49 points and them shooting 81 per cent in the first half," point guard

    Sportsnet.ca - Sports News

  • And while Paulus may not be starting, he's still going to play -- as the point guard, as the shooting guard with Smith on the court and part of a three-guard set with Smith and Jon Scheyer.

    NewsObserver.com - Home

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