Definitions

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  • n. The middle of the court, at and near the center line
  • n. A basketball court that is half the size of a normal court
  • n. A shot taken from the middle of the court

Etymologies

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half +‎ court

Examples

  • ` ` We played pretty well defensively in halfcourt sets, but we gave them too many second chances and too many transition baskets.

    USATODAY.com

  • Outlook: A versatile team prefers a transition style but can operate in halfcourt sets with PG Derrick Rose (22 ppg, 7 apg) orchestrating the offense.

    Super 25 boys basketball rankings

  • Philadelphia only hopes it can still run and work in Brand as the perfect trailer on the break, and needs him to get back to his usual double-double style when it calls a halfcourt set to put the playoffs on the horizon.

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  • At Yates, set plays in the halfcourt were a rarity as the Lions generated most of their points off of their full-court press defense which yielded a high volume of turnovers and possessions.

    chron.com Chronicle

  • Nightcrawler would wreak havok on both ends of the floor and I'm not sure you can call a halfcourt violation on a guy who never technically crossed halfcourt.

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  • By contrast, the halfcourt has been the Heat's haven.

    South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com - South Florida Recipes

  • A lack of a legitimate scoring threat in the post put pressure on the perimeter shooters and made it tough for Penn State to get points out of their halfcourt sets.

    Big Ten Conference

  • McGee was so shook after that dunk, he could've dunked from halfcourt and not turned a head.

    JaVale McGee never had a shot against Blake Griffin, but still put on a show

  • When the teams were in their halfcourt offenses, Kevin McHale and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar staged a duel for the ages.

    One Season

  • Bryant missed a halfcourt shot at the halftime buzzer and angrily shook his head as he stormed off the court.

    Rockets rebound with 95-80 Game 6 win over Lakers

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