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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Afterward, point guard Jerome Randle called Zhang a key to the Bears 'success this season.
I stand a touch over six-one, yet with Cozy I always felt like a point guard trying to drive the lane against a towering center.
Magic Johnson, a six-nine freak of nature at the point guard position, completely dominated Gerald Henderson, his six-two Boston counterpart.
I had duly filled the left wing and was sprinting toward our basket, looking to the point guard in the center of the court, playing out all sorts of athletic fantasies in my mind, when I strayed slightly out of bounds, bearing down on a cheerleader for the opposing team who was just then kicking up one leg on my vast blindside.
Also unimportant was the “Tragic Johnson” label inherited by L.A.’s superstar point guard for his inability to perform when the lights burned the brightest; those moments the media referred to as “clutch.”
However, I think that we should double the point guard to four men and put out some flankers.
For the Lakers point guard in particular, the spirit-damaging loss so thoroughly engulfed him that the pain of it would remain for months.
Barea replaced point guard Jason Kidd in the lineup and scored 11 points, and rookie Rodrique Beaubois backed him up with 13.