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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Deer Park would get within 20-17, but a Lauryn Small block, a Deer Park block attempt that failed and more solid play by Brown and Johnson eventually led to Marlee Maxiner scoring game point with a kill down the line. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, "Clear Falls opens new volleyball season with defeat in marathon match," 8 Aug. 2019 Washington played more clutch than Orange County, winning seven of the nine three-all game points in the match. Matt Szabo, Daily Pilot, "Season ends for Orange County Breakers," 1 Aug. 2019 The Loons, meanwhile, entered on a five-game point streak in MLS play. Paul Hodowanic, Twin Cities, "Minnesota United attack fizzles in 0-0 draw with lowly Whitecaps," 27 July 2019 The goal, scored in the seventh game of his season with Farjestad BK in Sweden, ended a six-game point drought. Nick Kelly,, "Oskar Steen may now be a better fit with Bruins," 27 June 2019 Her opponent then paid for not capitalizing on a game point at 5-6, with Gauff leaping and dropping her racket after Hercog's lob went long 13 minutes shy of the three-hour mark. Ravi Ubha, CNN, "Cori 'Coco' Gauff, 15, stages remarkable comeback at Wimbledon," 5 July 2019 Arizona Coyotes: Rookie Clayton Keller is hot again with nine points in an eight-game point streak. Kevin Allen, USA TODAY, "NHL power rankings 7.0: Golden Knights are the real deal," 2 Jan. 2018 The Falcons had a game point at 24-22 following a kill by Phagoo. Nathan Cambridge,, "Crescenta Valley boys' volleyball wins wild one in five over Long Beach Poly," 6 May 2018 After falling in the series opener, all three players stepped up their games, with Point scoring three goals and eight points in the four games that followed, while Miller carried a four-game point streak (2G, 2A) into the second round. Michael Blinn,, "Stanley Cup Playoff Roundup: Vegas Continues Historic Run; Bolts Eliminate Bruins," 6 May 2018

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First Known Use of game point

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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