Actions: Elements of the game: Fouls and violations:
To bounce: botar (en el sitio) The ball: la pelota Personal foul: falta personal
To dribble: conducir (botar avanzando) The court: la cancha Offensive foul: falta en ataque
To pass: pasar Technical foul: falta técnica
To shoot: tirar The hoop: el aro Traveling: pasos
To slam: machacar The backboard: el tablero Double dribble: dobles
To defend: defender The lines: las líneas To attack: atacar The key: la zona To score: anotar, marcar A tie: un empate
– Basketball players play with a ball on a court dribbling, passing, and shooting.
-There are two teams of five players on the court.
-They score points when a player shoots the ball through the hoop.
-A basket (or field goal) counts two or three points, and free throws count one point each.
-A basketball game has four quarters.
-The length of each quarter has 10 minutes.
–Play starts with a “jump ball” at center court. At halftime, teams switch sides.
-Each team has a number of time-outs per half.
If a game ends in a tie, teams usually play overtime periods until one team wins.