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  1. fast breaknoun

    (basketball) a rapid dash to get a shot as soon as possible after taking possession of the ball


  1. fast breaknoun

    An offensive play in which a team, having won possession of the ball, moves the ball downcourt as quickly as possible, attempting to get an easy shot before the defense can set up.


  1. fast break

    Fast break is a term used in basketball and other sports. It is a strategy wherein a team moves as quickly as possible from defense to offense, often following a turnover or missed shot by the opposing team, in order to attempt to score before the opponents can set up their defense. The main objective of a fast break is to create a scoring opportunity by capitalizing on a numerical advantage, speed, and effective passing.


  1. Fast break

    Fast break is an offensive strategy in basketball and handball. In a fast break, a team attempts to move the ball up court and into scoring position as quickly as possible, so that the defense is outnumbered and does not have time to set up. There are various styles of the fast break and the fast break attack is the best method of providing action and quick scores. A fast break may result from cherry picking. In a typical fast-break situation, the defending team obtains the ball and passes it to the fastest player who sets up the fast break. That player then speed-dribbles the ball upcourt with several players trailing on the wings. He then either passes it to another player for quick scoring, or takes the shot himself. If contact is made between him and a defender from behind while on a fast break, an unsportmanlike foul is called. Recognition, speed, ball-handling skills and decision making are critical to the success of a fast break.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fast break in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fast break in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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  1. Robbie Beran:

    I think they're a really good team, they've got obviously two really good guys down low. It kind of sets the tone. They have some good guard play, kind of push it in transition. Ivey is a one-man fast break.

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