game point


Definition of game point 

: a situation (as in tennis) in which one player will win the game by winning the next point also : the point itself

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The Bolts are seeing impressive returns from their trade deadline acquisitions as defenseman Ryan McDonagh made several key plays and forward J.T. Miller carries a four-game point streak into the third round. Michael Blinn,, "Stanley Cup Playoff Roundup: Capitals Advance to East Final, Predators Force Game 7," 7 May 2018 For the second-straight year, the Mustangs were second in district play and went to the regional quarterfinals. 2 for 2 on game point? Brian Gosset, star-telegram, "Local volleyball standout commits to Big Ten program," 23 May 2018 Finished season on a seven-game point streak (seven goals, three assists). Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Red Wings 2017 NHL draft: Michael Rasmussen looks promising," 16 June 2018 Mikael Granlund added his 15th on the power play and Jonas Brodin had his fifth for the Wild, whose season-best six-game points streak ended. USA TODAY, "NHL Capsules," 25 Jan. 2018 Hedman has a franchise-record, seven-game point streak (eight assists). Washington Post, "Capitals pull away, beat Lightning 6-2 for 2-0 series lead," 14 May 2018 The third game featured 11 ties, the last at, 23-23, before Cardinal Gibbons won the final two points to win the game 25-23 on Austin Cinci’s block on game point. Steve Evans,, "Cardinal Gibbons boys complete perfect season, win state volleyball championship," 6 May 2018 Ferland added an assist and has a four-game points streak (four goals, eight points), while Monahan has points in five straight (five assists, eight points). USA TODAY, "Flames drop NHL-leading Lightning to pick up fifth consecutive win," 11 Jan. 2018 Hedman has a franchise-record, seven-game point streak (eight assists). Washington Post, "Capitals pull away, beat Lightning 6-2 for 2-0 series lead," 14 May 2018

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1903, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of game point

sports : a situation in tennis or another game in which the player who wins the next point will win the game; also : the point itself

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