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- v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of goaltend.
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Before I get to that let me quickly explain what I did: I collected first and second-round NHL draft data from 1990-2003 (courtesy of hockeydb. com) and subjectively assumed that a “successful” draft pick was someone who skated at least 200 career games or, if he goaltends, was in net for at least 50 career games.
If a basketball player goaltends or attempts to block a freebie, he's probably a jerk, and he's definitely getting tagged with a technical foul.
If a defensive player goaltends or commits basket interference, the basket is awarded and the offending team gets the ball.
If a teammate of the shooter goaltends or commits interference, the basket is cancelled and play continues with the defensive team being given possession.
His needless fouls and goaltends made him seem clueless on the court.
9: 52 - Granger gets bumped by Matt Barnes and Dwight Howard goaltends Granger's shot.
9: 15: Sean Williams goaltends by hanging on the rim when Dirk was shooting, for some reason.