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

  • n. Basketball The half of the court having the basket at which the offensive team shoots.
  • n. Basketball The forwards and center on a team. Also called frontline.

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  • n. The half of the court where a team's offensive basket is located
  • n. The center and forwards of a team


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    Love wins over doubters with strong combine showing

  • The flaw that Brown has lamented for months - a thin frontcourt - led to a mismatch as the Cavs continued to make a claim as one of the league's best teams.

  • Countermove: Indiana's frontcourt is deep, if not overpowering outside of O'Neal.

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  • Clark was 5-for-7 as Toronto had a huge edge in frontcourt scoring. - Davis, Raptors ward off extinction

  • With Alonzo Mourning manning the middle, the Heat frontcourt is undoubtedly the NBA's most rugged and with Eddie Jones providing top-notch perimeter defense, - USA TODAY picks 'em

  • The Sixers 'main frontcourt players, Mutombo, Tyrone Hill (eight points, eight rebounds), and George Lynch, took a combined 19 shots, while the three main backcourt players, Iverson, Snow and McKie shot 54 times. - Pacers, Miller make early statement in East

  • The Clippers gain the expiring $4.5 million salary of Gooden, who -- if he isn't bought out to return to Dallas -- will serve as a short-term frontcourt replacement for the departed

  • Should Bosh stay, it will be a strong signal of his faith in a long-term frontcourt relationship with the 24-year-old Bargnani.


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