Recent Examples of backboard from the Web
One of our scouts trailed him for four games last year and, in several of them, his head was above the backboards on rebounds.
The ball rotated through the air, as the horn went off and the outline of the backboard turned bright red.
But he was trapped by defenders, forcing him to clank a 3-pointer off the side of the backboard.
Her first 3-point attempt bounced off the backboard.
After Loyola almost lost the ball on an out-of-bounds call confirmed on replay, Custer dribbled to his right, pulled up and let go a short jumper that hit the front of the rim, bounced off the backboard and went in.
Bothered by the big man’s defense, the ball clanged off the backboard.
Javaughn Hannah, alone on the fast-break, threw the ball off the backboard, leaped, caught the ball mid-air and slammed it through the basket in a game his team was dominating.
Rebounding is a problem: Florida is routinely beaten on the backboard.
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basketball : the board behind the basket
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