held ball

noun

Definition of held ball

: a situation in basketball in which two opponents have their hands on the ball at the same time so that neither can gain control without undue roughness and which results in a jump ball

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“Held ball.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/held%20ball. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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