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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Recent Examples on the Web It’s tied for the third-highest six-game point total in the NBA since 1976-77, according to the Elias Sports Bureau, behind only James Harden’s six-game stretches of 299 and 296 points, both of which came last season. oregonlive, "Damian Lillard scoring watch: Live updates as Portland Trail Blazers visit Denver Nuggets," 5 Feb. 2020 Colorado saw its nine-game points streak (8-0-1) end in Monday’s 5-2 loss at St. Louis, which began the Avs’ stretch of four games in six nights. Mike Chambers, The Denver Post, "Avalanche bracing for tighter games against Blackhawks," 18 Dec. 2019 The Detroit Red Wings host the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday at Little Caesars Arena (7:30 p.m., Fox Sports Detroit) on a five-game points streak. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Red Wings hope that as lineup jells, they're able to score a few more goals," 19 Nov. 2019 Eichel has six goals and four assists in a five-game points streak. Paul Gereffi,, "Sabres have their way with Montembeault, Panthers," 24 Nov. 2019 Carl Soderberg added a goal in the third period and Lawson Crouse had an empty-netter for Arizona, which has 20 goals during a five-game points streak. John Marshall, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Raanta stops 34 shots in Coyotes’ 5-2 win over Senators," 19 Oct. 2019 Klingberg now has a three-game point streak with assists in games against Carolina and Boston as well. Matthew Defranks, Dallas News, "John Klingberg’s up and down night plays an integral role in Stars’ 4-3 shootout loss to the Blues," 1 Mar. 2020 The app would show a pie chart divided into four slices: cash, crypto, rewards, and game points for systems like Microsoft’s Xbox. Shawn Tully, Fortune, "Bakkt aims to turn your reward points into a wallet you can spend anywhere," 5 Feb. 2020 The Stars are simultaneously on a two-game point streak. Matthew Defranks, Dallas News, "Stars fail to capitalize on a game they deserved to win vs. the Oilers, but may have found a blueprint for success," 3 Mar. 2020

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1903, in the meaning defined above

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“Game point.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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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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