Definitions

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  • adverb basketball Toward a team's offensive basket, the basket at which points are scored

Etymologies

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up- +‎ court

Examples

  • A typical Jimmer moment was bringing the ball upcourt, going left into a triple-team, they gyrating and gesticulating in the air before giving up the ball to a teammate at the last instant.

    Michael Conniff: Con Games: For the Love of Jimmer

  • Bingham hit one of two free throws for Louisville, and as Oklahoma pushed the ball upcourt, fast Nyeshia Stevenson had an open look as the buzzer sounded.

    Louisville rallies to topple Oklahoma, reach first title game

  • When you take away a few seconds for getting the ball upcourt and a few seconds for trying to avoid shot-clock-running-down panic, you basically have 15 seconds to create a shot.

    Matthew Yglesias » Quantifying Shane Battier

  • When you take away a few seconds for getting the ball upcourt and a few seconds for trying to avoid shot-clock-running-down panic, you basically have 15 seconds to create a shot.

    Matthew Yglesias » Quantifying Shane Battier

  • A typical Jimmer moment was bringing the ball upcourt, going left into a triple-team, they gyrating and gesticulating in the air before giving up the ball to a teammate at the last instant.

    Michael Conniff: Con Games: For the Love of Jimmer

  • MIAMI — Dwyane Wade watched the 3-pointer drop perfectly through the net, then turned upcourt and extended the fingers on his right hand.

    Heat Beat Celtics, Keep Playoff Hopes Alive

  • SAN ANTONIO — George Hill sank yet another big shot from the corner, this time right in front of the Dallas Mavericks bench, and ran back upcourt flashing three fingers.

    Spurs Push Mavs To Brink Of Elimination With Another Win

  • He turns around, dribbles upcourt, splits two defenders near the top of the key and drives the lane for a thundering dunk over Charlotte's Emeka Okafor.

    USATODAY.com

  • Messrs. Walsh and D'Antoni have recruited versatile, athletic players who they feel can thrive in Mr. D'Antoni's system, which is predicated on pushing the ball upcourt.

    New-Look Knicks Begin to Take Shape

  • But Mr. Pierre said he included an important caveat: Mr. Randolph would be permitted to bring the ball upcourt only after he grabbed a defensive rebound.

    He's Long, Lean, Unlimited

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